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budget cuts in Oakland
2. Why there are so many different polls on raising the debt ceiling, when no one cares what the people think anyway. See, for example, http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-20080492-503544.html , http://www.gallup.com/poll/148454/debt-ceiling-increase-remains-unpopular-americans.aspx , http://tinyurl.com/debtapocalypse.
3. Why people (including the Obama administration) are not demanding that Congress cut its own salaries to be equivalent to the average Social Security payments (without cost of living increases).
4. Why the mainstream media never seem to ask people like Boehner, Kyl and deMint why they voted for debt increases seven times under Bush, while grilling Obama about why he voted against it once.
5. What the people who are pushing for huge spending cuts, no tax increases and a balanced budget really really think is going to happen if they win.
6. Why there don’t seem to be any women economists writing about it.
7. Why if the Progressives Caucus is the biggest caucus in Congress (83 members, compared to 26 Blue Dogs and 53 Tea Party Republicans), it has the least power.
8. What ever happened to those polls showing that Americans like socialism better than capitalism?
9. Why a political ruse like the McConnell plan can work when everyone knows about it.
10. Why #debt or #budget deal are not among the top trending subjects on Twitter right now.
Best thing I heard in the last week (or maybe in the last year):
Schwartz must have been right, though, because the show only lasted three seasons and probably has the best-known theme song in history.