What a long, strange trip it's been. Despite a decade of attempts by Pete Peterson and his accomplices to "re-educate" us about the necessity of slashing our social safety net, the public has politely refused to take the bait. So every time, they simply move the goalposts closer, never taking their eye off the prize. They will never give up.
Now we have the manufactured crisis of Taxmaggedon, and the expiration of the Bush tax cuts.
This is simply unconscionable. The pain as a result of shredding the state's safety net will set off a new round of public tragedies -- which of course are always preferable to raising taxes: The head of California's senate announce... Read Post
enlarge Click for a larger idea of Peterson's world Just after the disastrous midterms in 2010, I wrote a lengthy post about who Pete Peterson was, and why he is exactly the wrong guy to be having a "bipartisan summit" on so-called ... Read Post