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Deficit Reduction Commission

The Super Committee is Going to Fail

The Sunlight Foundation | Posted 12.21.2011 | Politics
The Sunlight Foundation

Even if the Super Committee does reach some agreement over deficit reduction, it'll be a dismal public policy failure. Fundamental changes to American law will emerge from a legislative black box, without justification or public consideration.

Dick Durbin: Sacrificing Social Security, Recovery?

Curtis Black | Posted 10.09.2011 | Chicago
Curtis Black

Now that the debt ceiling crisis is behind us, it's time to take a look at Senator Durbin's role in shifting the debate away from the jobs crisis and legitimizing attacks on Social Security.

America Deserves a Better Deal

Rep. John Conyers | Posted 10.04.2011 | Black Voices
Rep. John Conyers

The American people need to send a message to the members of the deficit reduction commission, whoever they may end up being, that they need to prioritize the preservation of Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security.

Politics Trumps Sound Fiscal Policy (Again)

Bill George | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill George

Yesterday's "compromise" between Republicans and the President proves an old adage: political giveaways always trump sound fiscal policy. Or stated an...

The Financial Crisis and America's Political Duopoly

Charles Ferguson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Charles Ferguson

The United States is now in the grip of a political duopoly in which both parties are thoroughly complicit. The current arrangement all but guarantees the continuing decline of the United States as a nation.

Cutting Social Security is the New TARP

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

Politicians who signed off on TARP lived to regret the day they did. That's the same exact thing that's going to happen to politicians who sell out the middle class by agreeing to cut Social Security.