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How non-partisan is the Congressional Budget Office?

We all read, watch and listen to the news quoting the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) when it comes to the U.S. budget. Oftentimes we detect through our eyes or ears the word “non-partisan” before the name of the institution – a guarantee for transparency and equity both to reporters and other people in what’s going on with the federal government spending. How trustworthy are the team of economic and public policy analysts that comprise the CBO though? Is it a myth that it is non-partisan? Who appoints these experts? Continue reading

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British Petroleum and TransOcean on their own

April 20 will always be an unforgettable date in my mind. On this day, the Bulgarians rose against the Ottoman Empire to liberate themselves from its tyranny; Adolf Hitler was born; a friend of mine from high school was born; and now a massive explosion at the Gulf of Mexico killed 11 people, caused and is still causing panic as the quantity of millions of barrels of oil have been spilled in the ocean so far and keep spilling causing a natural catastrophe and depriving fishermen and shrimpers from conducting their businesses there. Continue reading

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Former Congressman Eric Massa – will the truth shock you?

Last night, I was watching FOX which I generally don’t like. I prefer MSNBC but its bias often drives me crazy as well but that’s another story. Former Congressman Eric Massa (D – 29th District) who was freshman, had a lot to say on “The Glenn Beck Program.”  Continue reading

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