debt and deficit
Dec 2018

A billion here, a billion there, pretty soon big money

Feb 2018

The bill is coming due

Jun 2016

“His tax and spending proposals will result in very large deficits and a much higher debt load.”

Feb 2016

Accountability? Maybe.

Oct 2015

Bernie Sanders: The 18-trillion-dollar man

Jazz Shaw Oct 15, 2015 12:01 PM

Free stuff for all my friends

Mar 2015

“we’re certainly not going to shut down the government”

Jan 2015

How did we not think of that?

May 2014
Apr 2014

“This is unimaginable — almost undoable, but Obama has succeeded in doing it.”

California budget “surplus”? …Nope, not so much.

Erika Johnsen Apr 14, 2014 8:11 PM


“It’s not a question of cutting spending for the sake of it.” …Er, it’s not?

[Shakes fists at sky.]

Mar 2014
Feb 2014

OK, senator. Have it your way. My only question for him then, and all of the other Democrats rolling merrily …

Jan 2014

Most unfortunately, the government issue of unsustainable promises — and the unaffordable list of long-term liabilities thereby incurred — is …

“Wisdom and prudence”?

Oct 2013
Sep 2013

T-minus 25 years until a 100 percent debt-to-GDP ratio = best-case scenario.

It’s time.

No kidding.

Aug 2013

China: Us, a debt problem? What debt problem?

Erika Johnsen Aug 28, 2013 8:11 PM

We’re sure we don’t know what you mean…

Just so we’re clear.

Plus: Obama admin awards Detroit $52 million for “urban blight removal.”

The relevant unions and their progressive Congressional allies have been steadfastly resisting the repeated attempts at substantive reform of the …

Jul 2013

The garage sale of Detroit

Erika Johnsen Jul 29, 2013 8:41 PM

Or… not?

Quotes of the day

Erika Johnsen Jul 26, 2013 8:11 PM


Detroit, the first domino?

Erika Johnsen Jul 22, 2013 6:41 PM

Almost immediately after they learned that Detroit would be officially filing for bankruptcy last week, some of the city’s various …

From riches to rags.

“Lower than expected,” unexpectedly.