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We need a less ideological, more serious assessment of the specifics of defense spending. We should not view the Department of Defense budget as sacrosanct. There are many areas where cuts should be seriously considered.
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The group Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders notes that "LGBT older adults as a group are poorer and less financially
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This past week, Jeremy Berg, president of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, tried to find that
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The nation is still in an economic crisis -- a crisis of jobs, social mobility, wages and growth. We need to start focusing more on the lives that are being devastated by this crisis, and less on the artificial crisis of "debt reduction."
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"This is the price you pay when you install austerity funding measures that don't allow for growth," said one top government
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The plan includes the usual targets, eliminating tax preferences for the fossil fuel industry, raising the tax on carried
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Obama's budget starts what should be a relatively peaceful year on Washington's fiscal front lines. That is because land
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It is imperative, therefore, for the president to put an end to this, and the only way to really do that is by calling the opposition's bluff. There are several reasons why a government shutdown would actually work in Obama's favor.
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Overall, the move to tie income tax brackets to chained CPI will result in $100 billion in revenue over the next 10 years
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I have heard Obama defenders say for years that he's a really smart guy, so they trust him to do what's right -- that he's playing 12-dimensional chess and as the meme has it -- "he's got this." But can't one be a generally smart guy and still ultimately think some really dumb things?
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So after complaining bitterly in statements following Obama's budget release, progressive Democrats, labor leaders and activists
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"My budget does also contain the compromise I offered Speaker Boehner at the end of last year, including reforms championed
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The $3.8 trillion White House budget unveiled Wednesday renews calls for charging wealthy Medicare beneficiaries more for
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The government wants to limit how much money you can save in a tax-deferred retirement account, saying too many people are taking tax deductions for saving more money than they are likely to need.
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President Barack Obama's Fiscal Year 2014 Budget proposal is being unveiled. Obama is sending Congress a $3.77 trillion spending blueprint seeking a "grand bargain" by raising taxes on the wealthy and cutting popular programs like Social Security. Zach Carter and Howard Fineman join Mike from DC to discuss.
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Republican intransigence on tax revenues will continue to produce the gridlock that's ground fiscal policy to a halt, though perhaps now even the most misguided commentators will not be able to frame this as "a pox on both their houses!"
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Say what you want about President Obama's proposal to cut Social Security and veterans' benefits with the "chained CPI." He did accomplish one thing for liberals that they often have a hard time doing on their own. He united them -- in opposition to his proposal.
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America is not broke. We are not in a time of "scarcity" and when we buy into this fallacy, we contribute to political decisions that actually will do damage to our standard of living and that of our children.
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The cut to Social Security would re-calculate the cost of living to reduce the income of beneficiaries going forward. Some
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Previous polls have found similar opposition to chained CPI, including a HuffPost/YouGov survey from December that found