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Debt Commission

Keeping Social Security's Promise

Barbara J. Easterling | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Barbara J. Easterling

In these unstable economic times, with declining pensions, personal savings and home values, Social Security is increasingly important for younger generations.

Sam Stein

Obama Deficit Commission Member Calls For Pentagon Audit | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A leading Republican on the president's deficit commission has called, informally, for an audit of the Department of Defense, arguing that without a t...

Seniors Must Keep Sharp Eye on Budget Cutters

Barbara J. Easterling | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Barbara J. Easterling

Retirees must keep a close eye on the bi-partisan commission President Obama created to lower the federal budget deficit. Many in Washington are urging the panel to recommend changes in Social Security as a way to reduce the debt.

Business As Usual

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's four appointments to the bipartisan debt panel he established last week include the head of manufacturing ...

12 Ways To Save American Taxpayers $1 Trillion

The Huffington Post | By Laura Bassett and Jeremy Binckes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As President Obama tries to get his new bipartisan "deficit commission" off the ground, a public interest group is proposing a series of common-sense ...

The Biggest Challenge Facing Obama's Commission on Debt and Deficits? Republicans and Democrats.

David Paul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Paul

Listening to Alan Simpson talk about the work to come of the commission on national deficits and debt, I thought perhaps there is a glimmer of hope that the problem of debt and entitlements might be honestly and openly discussed.

The Golden Rule for Obama's New Debt Commission

Damien Hoffman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Damien Hoffman

Spend less than you make! It may come as a surprise to many politicians, but this classic formula still works.

Jeff Muskus

Progressive Coalition Warns Congress, Obama Against Deficit Commission | Jeff Muskus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A coalition of 56 progressive organizations sent a letter Wednesday to Congressional leaders and the White House asking them not to agree to the creat...

Threaten To Destroy The Country -- Media Calls You a "Centrist"

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Dave Johnson

Currently there is a proposal being floated for a "debt commission" structured to force solutions to the national debt without the cumbersome processes of democracy getting in the way.