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Bowles Simpson Commission

GAO Says No Pentagon Audit: Why Aren't Republicans and Rep. Issa Irate?

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

Amid Pentagon pontification about sequestration cuts to defense spending and their supposed deleterious impact on national security, it turns out that the department of defense has no clue at all about its own fiscal outlook.

Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy and the Bowles-Simpson Commission Report

Dean Baker | Posted 05.05.2012 | Business
Dean Baker

Parents often find it useful to tell their children about non-existent creatures to instill habits of good behavior. It seems that many political leaders are going the same route.