The Democrats have responded to Republican criticism that they are burdening future generations with debt by making great effort to reduce deficits; this often entailed capping social expenditures.
It would be nice if the media called attention to the incredible hypocrisy of Speaker Ryan and the Republican caucus. Maybe they could take away a little time from covering Hillary Clinton's e-mails.
Deficit hawk sightings used to be quite common in Washington, D.C., but early indications are that this bird’s about to become a lot rarer. It ...
Even though the bulk of the Trump's proposed tax cuts do go to the rich, there are still substantial cuts for the middle class, which will provide a real boost to consumption.
It does not matter who starts the conversation--what matters is that the conversation gets started.
The establishment gang is trying to pull a big one over on the public yet again. One of the designated topics for the last presidential debate goes under the heading, "debt and entitlements." This should have people upset for several reasons.
The presidential debates should be an opportunity to focus on the most important issues of the day. Unfortunately, the producers of the second debate failed miserably at this goal, because of their selection of which questions to ask.
The American imperium will die. The only question is how Washington responds.
At the Democratic convention we got some insights into the Clinton campaign's line of attack on Donald Trump. While they rightfully intend to confront his racism, sexism, and xenophobia, the Clinton campaign also seems prepared to attack Trump's "budget-busting" tax cuts.
I did not do anything to contribute to my poverty, it was mere circumstance. I was born into it, like you were into your family. But it is a hidden, unspoken barrier that separates you and me.
Listening to all the campaign trail chatter of increasing defense spending, one could conclude that deficit reduction has fallen off the political radar. But, it this what the voters want?
The minutes from the most recent Federal Reserve Board Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting indicate that many of its members are anxious to move forward with more interest rate hikes. The next hit could come as soon as June. This should have the country very worried.
Many people might think that Donald Trump can only teach the country how to offend women, African Americans, and a range of non-European ethnic groups. While that may be his area of expertise, it seems that his rants on dealing with debt may actually provide a teachable moment.
The fact that the deficit hawks can scream endlessly about the horrible interest burden on our children, but don't even seem to notice the costs being imposed by patent and copyright monopolies, suggests that they are not really concerned about our children's well-being.
The media frenzy surrounding Donald Trump has inverted the nature of our problem. That a demagogue will come along to foment dissent is no surprise; that his despicable views find such gleeful resonance with so many of our voters is the frightening story, not Trump.
The latest budget news from Capitol Hill - that the Republicans on the House Budget Committee are postponing markup of the annual tax and spending framework until March - sure sounds like a tune we've all heard before.