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Trump’s Budget Guy Was A Famous Deficit Hawk, Until He Became Trump's Budget Guy
Now Mick Mulvaney thinks "we need to have new deficits."
The Politics of the Absurd
Activist and Consultant
We only lose if we allow our focus to be divided. If we worry more about who is using which bathroom rather than why we are
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Republican Grail Of A Balanced Budget Slips Further Away As Deficit Climbs
Adopting a GOP budget just got a lot tougher with projections of the first deficit increase since Democrats controlled Congress.
The Biden Scenario
Startup Founder, Investor and part-time political hack
The Answer to Trump, Fiorina, Carson & Sanders: Draft Joe Biden & Team
Obama Unhappy With Congress Over Export-Import Bank & Budget
While Congress is in the middle of its summer recess, President Obama expressed his displeasure with Congress's failure to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank as well as pass a balanced budget. Obama believes their inaction has negatively impacted American jobs and the economy.
Kicking off Republican Presidential Debates in Cleveland: Who Will Dare Ask How to Fix National Debt?
Writer/Call-in Radio Talk Host/News Anchor
Who will dare to ask tonight's debating Republican presidential candidates in Cleveland, "Will you make fixing the national debt a priority in year one of your presidency, if elected?"
Increasing Number of States Facing Budget Woes a Troubling Sign for America
Former Minnesota Congressman
Nearly all of the 50 states have been busy wrapping up their operating budgets. But in the process, far too many had to twist, turn and pull themselves out of shortfalls with budgeting gimmicks.
Rand Paul's Plan To 'Blow Up' The Tax Code Could Leave A Crater-Sized Deficit
For a family of four, the first $50,000 of income would be tax-free. The plan would also maintain the earned-income tax credit
Lindsey Graham Tells Off Sean Hannity: 'Your Solutions Don't Work'
Last week, Graham joked about political polarization in an interview with NBC News’ Chuck Todd, asking Todd to imagine a
Thinking About Franklin Roosevelt
Dr. Paul A. London
Author and speaker on economic subjects: Brexit, infrastructur...
Reading about Roosevelt and the New Deal as Garner saw them made me think. Garner was a man of the legislature. He believed legislative government could work. Such respect for politics and politicians is not much evident these days. Maybe it should be.
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Advocates See 2015 As Year Of The Balanced Budget Amendment
The Balanced Budget Amendment Task Force, one of the groups involved in the latest push, is organizing a national lobbying
In the Balance: The Public and the Federal Budget Deficit
Director of Data Operations & Communications, Roper Center, Co...
Some economists on the left argue that the deficit is not a serious threat to the health of the economy, while other experts say that projected increases show that long-term solutions need to be found. What does the public think about this debate?
"Money: Master The Game:" Book Review
Psychotherapist & Author
It is astonishing that someone so bright and well-intentioned does not see the hypocrisy in calling taxes a "drag," "destructive" and "the culprit" and then complaining that money was "slashed" from an entitlement program.
Time Is Now to Rediscover Bipartisan Cooperation in Washington
Gov. John Kasich
A balanced federal budget isn't a pipedream or some crazy economic theory that will never come to pass. Our home states of Ohio and Minnesota balance their budgets thanks to constitutional requirements, as does nearly every other state in the nation.
Tom Coburn Decides Only A Constitutional Convention Can Fix Washington
"That's what happens when you speak too long on the floor," Coburn cracked -- an obvious reference to Cruz's 21-hour speech
Legislative Democrats in Strong Position Heading Into 2014
From fighting for working families to ensuring that Americans have access to equal rights, Democrats are on the right side of voters and the right side of history, and we are in a solid position moving into the elections later this year, in 2014, and for elections to come.
Learning to Say, 'We Can't Afford That'
William B. Bradshaw
The federal government is running huge deficits and wants to raise taxes. The popular cry is to raise taxes on the wealthy
Balanced Budget Advocates Seek Article V Constitutional Convention
"Our founders really, truly believed -- and if you read Hamilton and Madison in the Federalist Papers the intent was clear
Paul Ryan Says Obama 'Charm Offensive' Was 'Helpful,' But It's Still Knives Out For Obamacare
RYAN: I'm going to take a look at this seriously later. But the way I look at this is, I should not be clouding my judgment
Paul Ryan Disses 'The Help' Again
Leo W. Gerard
International President, United Steelworkers
The American people don't serve Paul Ryan. They're not "The Help." He's "The Help." And right now, by demanding austerity that Americans already rejected, Paul Ryan is back-talking the boss. It's insolent, insubordinate and disrespectful.
Hal Rogers, House Appropriations Chair, Says Paul Ryan Budget 'Cuts Too Much Spending'
Despite his reservations, Rogers said he will vote for Ryan's budget. "The problem, budget wise, is the growth of the so
Paul Ryan Balanced Budget Plan
House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan said on Monday he can balance the federal budget in 10 years without raising taxes any further. Zach Carter joins Alicia to talk about what will be cut in the plan.
Paul Ryan Balanced Budget Plan Seeks $4.6 Trillion In Spending Cuts, According To WSJ Op-Ed
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GOP Budget - As in past years, Ryan's budget will seek to convert Medicare health care for the elderly into a voucher-like
Birth Control and Obamacare
William B. Bradshaw
It appears that initially the Obama administration miscalculated the depth and fury of the opposition to this mandate.
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