Tag Archive | "it’s the economy stupid"

Dear Super Committee: Here’s a Little Advice

Monday, November 21, 2011

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Compromise is not a word that a lot of people on Capitol Hill understand these days.  That’s particularly true when those who are entrenched in their own view of things can’t climb out of those trenches without a 12-foot ladder.…

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I Could Have Told Walmart That Moms Are the Key to the 2010 Election

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

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I don’t think I’ve ever specifically said that ‘Walmart moms’ are the key to the 2010 election.  But there have been plenty of studies showing that women in general, and mothers in particular, hold a lot of sway not just …

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Groundhogs, Elizabeth Warren and Other Random Thoughts

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

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As the book deadline approaches, and I have more work than I can keep up with, here are a few random thoughts for a chilly February 2. First, I *heart* Elizabeth Warren: The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – …

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PunditMom One Year Ago — Would the Economy be Different if They Had Listened to “The Girl?”

Monday, October 19, 2009

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As I ponder stories about Elizabeth Warren, the head of the TARP Congressional Oversight Panel, as well as the almost simultaneous creation and tearing down of the new Consumer Financial Protection Agency, I was reminded of this post I …

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What if "Women’s Work" was Centerpiece of the Stimulus Package?

Friday, March 27, 2009

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I know you might be wondering what glue I’ve been sniffing to wonder aloud about what our economic recovery could look like if “women’s work” was valued in the way men’s always has been. I don’t mean the stereotypical world …

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When it Comes to Ruth Madoff, Whose Money is it Anyway?

Friday, March 20, 2009

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Ruth Madoff and I have something in common. No, Mr. PunditMom hasn’t been running his own multi-billion dollar Ponzi scheme and I can guarantee you we don’t have a chateau in France or a getaway home in Florida. But I …

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The ‘One Step Forward, Two Steps Back’ Dance for Women

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

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I’m not trying to be a party pooper. Borrowing one of PunditGirl’s new favorite words — I’m “ecstatic” that the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act is going to get signed into law by President Barack Obama. It’s a wonderful step …

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PunditMom’s Spin Cycle Monday — Amendments, Sexism and the Year of the Ox

Sunday, January 25, 2009

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Does the Constitution need another amendment? Russ Feingold thinks so. Maybe you do too, if you live in New York or Illinois. Lots of people, including myself, wondered if Caroline Kennedy had the experience to be New York Senator. Cokie

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Who’s More Worried About the Economy — Barack Obama or You?

Friday, December 12, 2008

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Up until the last couple of days, I was sure that the economy and its sad, sad shape occupied the top spot on Barack Obama’s worry list as President-elect. That pesky Illinois Governor seems to have knocked Obama off-message and …

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Big Three Automakers vs. My Parents

Thursday, December 4, 2008

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Dear Congress, Have I got a deal for you! The CEOs of the big three automakers keep asking for billions of dollars in handouts and “emergency bridge loans” from you, well, actually from me and about 300 million others like …

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How I Know We’re in for a Rough Economic Ride

Sunday, November 30, 2008

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I’m not an economist, and I don’t play one on TV. But regardless of what the likes of Senator Saxby Chambliss and George Will have to say, it’s clear we are still on a downward trend with the economy, and …

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Citigroup Bailout — Think Lobbyists Had Anything to do With It?

Monday, November 24, 2008

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One question that keeps getting asked, but really hasn’t been answered has been, ” If the government is so willing to bail-out Wall Street, where is the help for Main Street?” I think the problem is that Main Street doesn’t …

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