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"Clearly," is right. One top Senate Democratic aide said on Thursday that a deal "is unlikely to be announced until sometime
But other Democratic leaders are less willing to go along. "Talks are very fluid," said a Republican House aide. "These things
Instead, Democrats are entertaining the idea of cuts to lower-profile mandatory spending programs, like agricultural subsidies
The House-Senate budget negotiations scheduled to begin on Wednesday are an opportunity for our leaders to finally have a meaningful discussion about healing our damaged economy. That's the discussion Washington should have been having all along, but which it hasn't had yet.
Just as the last invented Washington fiscal crisis fades from memory, the next one looms ahead, with little signs of optimism
REVENUE STICKING POINT "If we can't replace these spending cuts with smarter spending cuts, then we'll take what we have
He said, however, that Obama's cost-of-living proposal shows there is room for agreement in some areas to reform benefit
Fueling their reluctance is the not-so-distant memory of being hammered by the president on a near-daily basis amid last
In his budget proposal, the president offered no cuts in Social Security, and only $400 billion over 10 years in Medicare and other savings, money that can be gotten by allowing Medicare to negotiate bulk discounts with drug companies and other administrative savings, without raising the eligibility age or otherwise cutting into benefits. The Republicans, meanwhile are revealed as the people who would push the economy off a cliff in order to fight for tax breaks for the richest 2 percent; the party that would rather cut benefits in Medicare and Social Security than have the wealthy pay even the relatively low tax rates of the Clinton years. It was Winston Churchill who said that you can always count on Americans to do the right thing, after they've tried everything else. Obama, belatedly, is doing the right thing.
Others who gamble they can wait out the last few months before becoming eligible for Medicare aren't as fortunate, said Jeffrey
* * * * * But in the draft that Boehner's staff sent to the White House on July 8, 2011, the speaker also called for reducing
"The aging of the U.S. population and the rising costs for health care mean that the combination of budget policies that
'There's nothing in the Bible about whether there should be revenues in the budget package of 2011," said Rev. David Beckmann
Today, I asked Senator Kent Conrad whether a deal could be reached by the August 2 debt ceiling deadline. Here's what he had to say.
"I just think it's time for him to take a more active role," Boehner said, even as House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va
President Barack Obama announced in April that he was tapping Biden to lead the deficit talks during a major speech on fiscal
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said Wednesday that Congress will allow the country to borrow
Ryan's budget received mixed reviews from the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office. From HuffPost's Jon Ward: The plan