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WATCH: Howard Fineman Discusses The Budget Deal On 'Hardball'

Huff TV | Posted 06.11.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

HuffPost's Howard Fineman appeared on MSNBC's 'Hardball' on Monday night alongside MSNBC Political Analyst Richard Wolffe to discuss the recent budget...

The Deficit Commission Report: A Good Start, But Only a Start

Gary Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gary Johnson

While the Deficit Commission's report may be bold, it isn't bold enough. Eliminating waste won't do it. We need to cut what government does, not just what it spends trying to do it.

Why the Fiscal Commission Does Not Serve the American People

James K. Galbraith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
James K. Galbraith

In my statement to the Commission on Deficit Reduction, I made the case against cutting Social Security and Medicare as a "deficit strategy" -- on the grounds that it's not necessary and it won't work.

The National Budget and the National Interest

Gary Hart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gary Hart

The problem with "cutting spending" is that to make a real dent in a massive current deficit requires abandoning critical government agencies, including those required for national security.

Medicare Should Just Say No to Unproven Drugs

Jim Jaffe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Jaffe

For a new administration committed to fixing the US health system by only paying for medicine we know works, Medicare's decision to pay for off-label drugs presents a challenging question.

Three Ugly Little Truths About The Federal Budget

Scott Bittle and Jean Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Scott Bittle and Jean Johnson

This country really needs to start thinking seriously about cutting spending, raising taxes, or doing some of both. The United States is a wealthy nation. We're not Haiti. There's no fundamental reason our government can't live within its means. But so far, it doesn't even deserve an "E" for effort.