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Obama Economic Policy

Obama Giving Speech As Obamacare Woes Mount

Posted 11.14.2013 | Politics

By JIM KUHNHENN, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is taking his economic message to Ohio, using a Cleveland steel pl...

Obama's Vision Could Move Millions to the Middle Class

Amy Traub | Posted 09.24.2013 | Politics
Amy Traub

President Obama is right to commit the remainder of his presidency to reviving the American middle class. Both his legislative agenda and his executive actions have great potential for moving the nation forward.

The President Should Seek More Advice From the Working Wounded

Fred Lundgren | Posted 03.09.2013 | Politics
Fred Lundgren

Too often, the rich and powerful try to insulate our presidents from the pain and suffering which results from unemployment or under-employment.

Social Security: What Is At Stake? Why Now?

Robert E. Prasch | Posted 02.27.2013 | Politics
Robert E. Prasch

For the second time in little over a year, the Obama Administration has made a pre-emptive offer to change the formula for adjusting Social Security's Cost of Living Adjustment formula as part of a "Grand Bargain." What is at stake?

The Republicans' Dirty Little Secret

Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm | Posted 08.15.2012 | Politics
Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm

We need national economic policy, and President Obama yesterday articulated one to make us globally competitive with energy, education, infrastructure and innovation. He is moving us forward.

Looking For Jobs In All The Wrong Places

Dan Rather | Posted 08.17.2011 | Business
Dan Rather

In Washington, business leaders and lawmakers have been pushing to ease visa rules and caps. And across the country, high-tech workers -- both foreign and domestic -- are seeing the notion of job security give way to a brutal contest of survival.

Obama, the Marxist?

Alex Castellanos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alex Castellanos

Since he debuted on the political stage with the keynote address at the 2004 Democratic Convention, Republicans have suspected that Barack Obama was a Marxist. It turns out they were right: He's Groucho.

Peter S. Goodman

Obama's Bogus Explanation For Troubles: Too Much Regulation | Peter S. Goodman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Two years after inheriting the worst economic disaster since the Great Depression, President Barack Obama has settled on an unhelpful new explanation ...

Paul Volcker: Unemployment Has No Short-Term Solution

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

BEIJNG (AP) -- A top economic adviser to President Barack Obama said Tuesday he sees no short-term way to reduce high U.S. unemployment and expects sl...

Paul Krugman: Obama's Economic Policy Failed To Deliver | PAUL KRUGMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

If Democrats do as badly as expected in next week's elections, pundits will rush to interpret the results as a referendum on ideology. President Obama...

Dan Froomkin

Summers, Unapologetic To The Bitter End | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In his final public remarks as head of President Obama's National Economic Council on Monday morning, Larry Summers, to no one's surprise, had nothin...

Top Obama Administration Economic Jobs Remain Vacant

New York Times | SEWELL CHAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- President Obama signaled on Friday that he was close to choosing a director for a new consumer bureau, but an array of top jobs that wil...

White House Plans Job Training Partnership

New York Times | CATHERINE RAMPELL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

As part of efforts to address record-high levels of long-term unemployment, President Obama plans to announce a new national public-private partnershi...

Tone Deaf White House Needs Top Economic Honcho to Counter Criticism That It's Anti-Middle Class

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

The administration seems intent on shooting itself and Democrats in the foot by appointing a conservative pro-business executive rather than a proven fighter for the economic interests of the middle class.

Two Contrasting Sets of Economic Values at Stake in Mid-Terms

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

There are those who believe that there's not a dime's worth of difference between Democrats and Republicans: that it really doesn't matter who is elected. Those people are wrong.

Obama Economic Team Considering New Stimulus Heavy On Tax Breaks For Business

Washington Post | Lori Montgomery | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

With the recovery faltering less than two months before the November congressional elections, President Obama's economic team is considering another b...

Obama Economic Team Weighing New Wave Of Tax Cuts, Infrastructure Spending: WSJ

Wall Street Journal | DEBORAH SOLOMON and JONATHAN WEISMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The Obama administration is considering a range of new measures to boost economic growth, including tax cuts and a new nationwide infrastructure progr...

Toward an Economic Message for Democrats

Sheri and Allan Rivlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sheri and Allan Rivlin

Ask a Republican to name a single economic program they support that was not part of George W. Bush's economic plan just before the economy collapsed, and wait for the answer. You will hear crickets chirping.

CFPA: Yet Another Administration Idea Whose Time Will Not Come

Marty Robins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Marty Robins

For an Administration which claims to be committed to economic recovery through free markets, the Obama Administration does a good job of confusing the issue.

Stop Blaming Business For the Recession and Harness the Power of Individual Savings to Spark a Genuine Recovery

Eugene M. Grant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Eugene M. Grant

Now into year two of the Obama Administration's economic recovery plan, it is clear to the unemployed and underemployed that President Obama doesn't have the firepower to get the job done.

The New DOJ: Lessons Learned From the Ticketmaster Live Nation Decision

Alan Meese | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alan Meese

While the Obama Administration might engage in antitrust saber rattling, its approval of Live Nation-Ticketmaster shows the triumph of economic reasoning that is often counterintuitive to policy advocates.

The Case For More Stimulus: NYT

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The consensus among economists is that the recession is over, and, technically, the herd is probably right. Corporate profitability has been boosted b...

Paul Volcker: Regulatory Reform 'In The Spirit of Glass-Steagall' Needed To Fix 'Broken' System

BusinessWeek | Charlie Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

ROSE: So does this mean we should restore Glass-Steagall? VOLCKER: No. That's a false statement people make about my position. Glass-Steagall basical...

Krugman: Obama Intimidated By Wall Street Scare Stories

The New York Times | Paul Krugman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A funny thing happened on the way to a new New Deal. A year ago, the only thing we had to fear was fear itself; today, the reigning doctrine in Washin...

How Obama Fumbled Health Care Message

John F. Wasik | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John F. Wasik

The most audacious health plan in two generations is sputtering thanks to really awful communication planning, a mixed and confusing message and poor defensive strategy.