Tag Archives: federal deficit

Why Romney Can't Make the Bold Move

Scott Lehigh wrote a great column today, trying to give Mitt Romney some advice that might help bring oxygen to a campaign turning blue. Lehigh made the common sense suggestion that Romney immediately call for the adoption of Simpson-Bowles in … Continue reading

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The Ryan Proposal

Once again Paul Ryan has produced a “budget” for the U.S. House, taking aim at entitlement spending and claiming (again) to be making the tough choices that President Obama and the Democrats refuse to make. Does he hit the mark? … Continue reading

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Let's Sequester (Or Brother Can You Spare a Nominal Dollar?)

The Super Committee is coming down the stretch, with nary an agreement in sight. It should not come as a surprise, as the very formation of the Committee was an outgrowth of the inability of Congress to reach a deal … Continue reading

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The 12 Percent Solution Part 2

Some Morning Joe clips, including a Rand Paul clip, talking about spending at the federal level. Today on Fox News Paul Ryan was on with Chris Wallace talking about cutting and deficits. So at about the 8:40 mark of the … Continue reading

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The 12% Solution

The President spent his weekly address on the upcoming budget submission, and on the federal deficit. He, like the Republicans in the House, has chosen to emphasize reductions or freezes in spending on the so called discretionary portion of the … Continue reading

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Can't Be Done Overnight

Governor Haley Barbour was on Morning Joe a few days ago, talking about the deficit and Republican plans to reduce spending. The Governor, head of the Republican Governor’s Association, has been a major force in this political season, raising and … Continue reading

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Mitch McConnell Does the Dance

Republican Senate Leader Mitch McConnell does the dance on the deficit, refusing to say how he would pay for the extension of the Bush tax cuts, and refusing to even discuss Republican House Budget guru Paul Ryan’s Roadmap on Deficit … Continue reading

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Where Is the Beef?

The Republicans were all over weekend talk shows talking about their prospects for victory in November. Plenty of criticism for the President and Democrats on the deficit, but when repeatedly pressed for one area where they would make substantive change … Continue reading

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The President Slugs With Republicans

The President took to the airwaves to pound Republican Senators for obstructionism, pointing to the filibuster against the extension of unemployment benefits and the lack of action on a small business tax relief bill. The President and the Democrats have … Continue reading

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The President on Deficits

The President used his weekly address to deal with federal government deficits, and some steps he now advocates to help deal with this burgeoning problem. The President highlighted a spending freeze, as well as calling for a bipartisan “deficit commission”. … Continue reading

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