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Dave Jamieson

Fiscal Cliff Protestors To Picket Social Security Offices Nationwide | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Progressive and labor groups plan to picket outside a hundred Social Security offices around the country on Wednesday, telling lawmakers...

Why Democrats Should Embrace "Entitlement Reform"

Carl Gibson | Posted 01.30.2013 | Politics
Carl Gibson

If Republicans want their political opponents to promise them something, the only promise we should make is this -- the Republican Party won't be rendered completely irrelevant until after the 2014 midterms. Deal?

Families and Fiscal Cliffs in This Holiday Season

Nancy K. Kaufman | Posted 01.30.2013 | Politics
Nancy K. Kaufman

As discussions swirl around Washington on tax rates, entitlement "reform," and discretionary spending cuts, it seems all too easy to forget that real people will suffer if the wrong decisions are made in the next several weeks.

Zach Carter

10 Ways Obama, Congress Could Cut U.S. Budget Without Raising Income Taxes Or Slashing Entitlements | Zach Carter | Posted 11.30.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Just about every policy lawmakers are considering for a deal to avert the so-called fiscal cliff would involve either raising individual...

The New Deal

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.28.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

There's going to be pain all around in whatever deal is struck. Most Americans are going to be directly impacted in one way or another by whatever bargain is made between President Obama and congressional Republicans.

Ian Gray

Alan Simpson, As A Senator, Said Social Security Benefits Should Not Be Cut | Ian Gray | Posted 11.28.2012 | Politics

Former Sen. Alan Simpson (R-Wyo.), an outspoken proponent of cutting Social Security who has referred to it as a "ponzi" scheme, has not always been s...

Crucial Disconnect Hinders Fiscal Cliff Progress

Posted 01.28.2013 | Politics

By ANDREW TAYLOR, The ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- Republicans' newfound willingness to consider tax increases to avert the "fiscal cliff" comes ...

Dave Jamieson

Organized Labor Ramps Up 'Fiscal Cliff' Fight | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The AFL-CIO federation of labor unions is ramping up its opposition to any budget deal that includes cuts to Social Security or Medicare...

Why Lame Duck Budget Battle Is Really a Struggle Between the 1% and Ordinary Americans

Robert Creamer | Posted 01.25.2013 | Politics
Robert Creamer

Underlying all of the policy-speak, the Lame Duck budget battle is really about one question. Will the 1% of Americans who had the party that caused the deficit be asked to pay the bill?

This is How a 3-Year-Old Would Grill Lawmakers on the Fiscal Cliff

Danny Rubin | Posted 01.16.2013 | Politics
Danny Rubin

For a moment, let's play pretend. We're all three-year-olds pestering Republicans and Democrats with the one question all toddlers love to ask.

Dave Jamieson

Labor Draws Line In Sand On Social Security, Medicare Cuts | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Digging in for the looming battle over deficit-reduction, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka will make organized labor's case Thursday aga...

"Ex Malo Bonum": Out of Bad Comes Good

Michael Burns | Posted 01.08.2013 | Politics
Michael Burns

Being a moderate Republican can be very lonely. I supported Mitt Romney for the simple reason that I believed that he would accomplish more than our current president. In truth, there is no real Republican Party today.

Peter G. Peterson's Money Goes to Convincing You to Take a Social Security Hit

Jeff Palmer | Posted 01.02.2013 | Politics
Jeff Palmer

You may or may not have heard of Peter G. Peterson, but he has been trying very hard lately to make you believe your Social Security is in jeopardy.

A Grand Throwdown?

Jim Kessler | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Jim Kessler

Do we do it under a president who cares deeply about the safety net, or kick the can to some future president who may be less committed to the elderly and vulnerable? The fiscal cliff threatens the recovery, but it also presents Democrats an opportunity.

Daniel Lippman

Why Four Danes Are Campaigning For Romney In Virginia | Daniel Lippman | Posted 10.25.2012 | Politics

ARLINGTON, VA - "Europe is not working in Europe, and it's not going to work over here," Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus told a ...

Bernie Sanders Warns President Against Cuts To Entitlements

The Huffington Post | Ian Gray and Ryan Grim | Posted 10.26.2012 | Politics

Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) called out President Barack Obama for softening the commitment he made during the 2008 campaign to protect Social Secur...

Mitt Romney Will Kill Big Bird and the Middle Class Too

Debbie Hines | Posted 12.08.2012 | Politics
Debbie Hines

From children, college students, the disabled to senior citizens, middle class America will be at risk under Romney's plan. The presidential debate should be a wake- up call for the 99 percent of us.

National Journal Blames Baby Boomers For U.S. Decline -- What's Your Response?

Posted 10.07.2012 | Fifty

The National Journal has just published a provocative cover story by economics correspondent Jim Tankersley called "The Case Against Parasitic Baby Bo...

Who Works Hard in America?

Steve Nelson | Posted 12.01.2012 | Politics
Steve Nelson

I'm disgusted by loud, rich white men complaining about the meager "entitlements" received by the silent poor. Who exactly is "entitled" here?

WATCH: Romney Reboot Clashes With Secret Tape Release

The Huffington Post | Mike Barry | Posted 09.20.2012 | Politics

A major part of the Romney campaign's recent strategy "reboot" was to lay out more specifics about the candidate's positions on issues important to Am...

Stop Separating People Who Want to Rise

Tiziana Dearing | Posted 11.20.2012 | Politics
Tiziana Dearing

Your prosperity is driven by mine, and vice versa. We do no one any favors when we divide the country into two warring groups at a time when, in reality, our economic troubles have lumped more of us together than at any time in nearly 50 years.

John Rudolf

47 Percenter: Romney 'Eliminated Us Altogether' | John Rudolf | Posted 09.21.2012 | Politics

CAMDEN, N.J. -- Sandra Johnson pays no federal income tax and relies on a monthly Social Security disability check and food stamps to make ends meet. ...

Video Answers 'Who Is Mitt Romney' Question

Scott Blakeman | Posted 11.19.2012 | Politics
Scott Blakeman

A few weeks ago, I started telling a joke onstage asking if the audience enjoyed their food, or as Romney would call it "an entitlement". As the video shows, Romney actually believes that.

Understanding Mitt Romney's Willful Contempt for Americans in Need

Pete Subkoviak | Posted 11.18.2012 | Politics
Pete Subkoviak

How do I know what's behind Mitt Romney's latest video statements? I'm ashamed to admit it, but I used to think the same way that Mr. Romney does.

Mitt Romney, Meet Marie Antoinette

Joanne Bamberger | Posted 11.18.2012 | Politics
Joanne Bamberger

The Republican nominee for president can explain the food-as-entitlement remark away all he wants. But if the Democrats want to seal the deal with America, they'll make sure that small moment of these now-infamous videos hits the airwaves every single day until November 6.