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Budget Crisis

Tax Dodging by Big Businesses Hurts Our Kids and Is Not Sustainable

James P. Hoffa | Posted 03.30.2014 | Business
James P. Hoffa

At a time when more elected officials are turning their attention to income inequality in this country, increasing corporate tax breaks is no way to address it. Workers and their families are struggling to make ends meet. Communities are broken.

GOP, Stop Manufacturing Scandals -- We Cannot Afford Anymore Tea Party-Made Crises

Leslie K. Stein | Posted 02.16.2014 | Politics
Leslie K. Stein

Maybe Mr. Boehner will see the errors of his ways and want to redeem himself and his party by making a positive difference. What's a $28 Billion shutdown, a do-nothing Boehner-Congress, 46 votes against ACA, NO JOBS bill, no immigration reform, and no stimulus bill amongst friends?

Kerry Warns Budget Gridlock Could Lead To Lasting Damage

Reuters | Posted 12.24.2013 | Politics

By Lesley Wroughton WASHINGTON, Oct 24 (Reuters) - America's top diplomat warned on Thursday that the United States could suffer more ...

Ranking House Dem Pushes Firm Line In U.S. Budget Talks

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

By Caren Bohan and David Lawder WASHINGTON, Oct 22 (Reuters) - A senior House of Representatives Democrat set down a firm marker on Tu...

Army Hit Hard By Budget Cuts, Fiscal Uncertainty

Reuters | Posted 12.21.2013 | Politics

By David Alexander WASHINGTON, Oct 21 (Reuters) - Two years of budget cuts and fiscal uncertainty have forced the U.S. Army to greatly...

Homeowner Beware: "Robbing the Hood"

Tino Diaz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Tino Diaz

Existing and aspiring homeowners need to band together with a strong and singular voice to protect and promote sustainable homeownership for all segments of America, lest we continue to foreclose on our future. As recent history has demonstrated, we must be especially mindful during budget crises.

Dems Could Take Back The House, Thanks To The Shutdown: Poll

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 10.21.2013 | Politics

A new survey of 25 GOP-held districts shows dwindling favorability for Republican members of the House in the wake of the recent government shutdown. ...

'The Tea Party Is No More Popular Than The Klan'

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 10.18.2013 | Politics

Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) said he thinks it's time for the tea party -- and those "willing to cater to it" -- to get out of Washington. During an ...

Obama Signs Budget Deal, Reopening Government And Averting Default

Posted 10.17.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama signed a budget bill early Thursday morning to reopen the government and avert a potential debt default. The deal, which was...

Oliver Noble

Senators Bizarrely Applaud Each Other For Resolving Crisis Senate Sparked | Oliver Noble | Posted 03.21.2014 | Politics

The 100 least self-aware people in America gathered Wednesday night on the Senate floor to applaud themselves for the work they did resolving the cris...

Reflections on the Budget Standoff: How a Political Conflict Becomes an Institutional Crisis

Matthew A. Baum | Posted 12.16.2013 | Politics
Matthew A. Baum

What will happen if the Republican Party stays to the right, depriving itself of the support of moderates and the rising demographic groups? It's unclear whether the party as currently constituted can for long continue to compete at the national level.

David Winograd

Restaurant Defies The Feds, With Carrot Cake | David Winograd | Posted 10.11.2013 | Small Business

Glenn Helseth, owner of Carrot Tree Kitchens in Yorktown, Va., has reopened his restaurant to serve a customer on her 100th birthday and to help his e...

This Woman Was Forced Out Of Her Home Thanks To The Shutdown

The Huffington Post | David Winograd | Posted 10.10.2013 | Business

The government shutdown isn’t just costing thousands of people their jobs. It’s also costing some people their homes. Last Thursday, Joyce, 77...

D.C. Starbucks Offers Cash To Furloughed Federal Workers

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.09.2013 | Business

Just a day after Starbucks CEO Howard Shultz called on business leaders to speak out in opposition to the government shutdown that has left about 800,...

What's Next? Default? Social Unrest?

Asher Edelman | Posted 12.04.2013 | Politics
Asher Edelman

Next on the right wing agenda is not a default. The full faith and credit of the United States of America's debt and interest payments will be met with Republican cooperation -- AND NOTHING MORE.

Another Budget Showdown Looms

Reuters | Steven C. Johnson | Posted 09.27.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK, July 28 (Reuters) - Another year, another battle over the U.S. budget. It's hardly what investors need, but it looks like they're going to...

University Research Discovers Hard Truths Of Budget Crisis

Reuters | Posted 05.09.2013 | Politics

By Gabriel Debenedetti and Peter Rudegeair March 9 (Reuters) - Nobel Prize-winning molecular biologist Carol Greider used to have eigh...

Sequestration Zzzzzzz -- Californians Have Seen This Movie

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 04.26.2013 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

When fiscal crises become the "new normal" the public begins to remember that they elected politicians to do a job. And part of their job description is to take care of the public purse and not to create problems where none exist.

U.S. Economy Finally in Recovery

Harlan Green | Posted 03.27.2013 | Business
Harlan Green

With tax rates returning to more normal levels from the rollback of Bush era tax cuts, and Republicans giving up on denying debt ceiling increases until April in order to force government spending cuts, there seem to be very few domestic factors to hold back more robust growth.

Cliff Diving

Bill Schneider | Posted 10.03.2012 | Politics
Bill Schneider

"Jump! Run for your lives! We're about to go over the fiscal cliff!" That just about sums up the message coming out of Washington these days. Is there reason to panic? Not really.

Stretching $1, Literally, To Set A New Tone For City Government

Alvin Brown | Posted 09.18.2012 | Business
Alvin Brown

We are in a challenging budget situation, but public-private partnerships like our executive-on-loan program are building a more sturdy foundation for our city's future.

School District Considers Shutting Down Every Other Monday

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 04.19.2012 | Business

Snow days are so passé. Now it's all about budget cut days. Yes, faced with budget woes, the Burnsville School district is considering giving its ...

John Celock

State Budget Crisis Closes Courts | John Celock | Posted 04.04.2012 | Politics

Kansas state courts will shut down for five Fridays this spring to save money in a state budget crisis that includes a $1.4 million hole in the court ...

Stating the State: Jerry Brown Gets Disciplined and Lays It Out

William Bradley | Posted 03.20.2012 | Los Angeles
William Bradley

Straighten out the chronic crisis of the present and move the state forward into the future. That's Jerry Brown's mission as governor of California this time around, which he laid out rather clearly in his new State of the State address.

Cuts in Education: A Failing Choice

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 01.18.2012 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

We still talk about public education as the great equalizer and pathway out of poverty, but continue to fall far short in assuring millions of poor children upward mobility.