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Obama Government Spending

No, Government Spending Really Isn't Going Up Right Now

Jared Bernstein | Posted 05.18.2013 | Politics
Jared Bernstein

2013-03-18-Screenshot20130318at1.59.15PM.jpgWhenever I say that, I get emails from people who don't believe it, and not just complaining conservatives. Well, here are the numbers.

Obama Uses Blazing Saddles Strategy to Negotiate Debt Ceiling

Bill Frezza | Posted 03.22.2013 | Politics
Bill Frezza

Regardless of how the current debt ceiling circus act plays out, don't be surprised to see what happens to Uncle Sam's credit rating as potential lenders to a government living well beyond its means start figuring all of this out.

Obama On Defense As Republicans Pounce On Critical Issue

AP | KEN THOMAS and JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 05.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Government spending and debt are emerging as a campaign tug-of-war, with Mitt Romney blaming President Barack Obama for a "prairie fire ...

Sam Stein

WATCH: GSA Conference Video Shows Armani Suits, Mega-Margaritas, Bubble Shows, Angry Clowns | Sam Stein | Posted 04.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Potentially problematic and certainly embarrassing video of the General Services Administration's infamous $820,000 Las Vegas conferenc...

Government Spending on Autopilot: Prepare for the Crash

Lenwood Brooks | Posted 06.04.2012 | Politics
Lenwood Brooks

Congress must take control of the federal budget process, which means taking responsibility for all spending programs to get the deficit under control. If Congress doesn't start relearning how to fly, we all need to be prepared for a fiscal crash.

Obama's Latest Executive Order

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — With the stroke of his pen, President Barack Obama has sacked souvenirs federal agencies buy with taxpayer money to promote their w...

Federal Budget Deficit Puts Pressure On White House, Congress

AP | MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Posted 10.10.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The United States' budget deficit has topped $1 trillion for a third straight year, adding pressure on Congress and the White House...

Obama Addresses Status Of Debt Ceiling Talks

AP | ERICA WERNER | Posted 09.04.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama prodded Congress Tuesday to reach a sweeping long-term deal within two weeks to raise the nation's borrowing...

Obama To GOP: End Tax Breaks For Millionaires, Oil Companies

AP | Posted 08.29.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a blunt challenge to Republicans in Congress, President Barack Obama insisted Wednesday that limiting selected tax breaks for oi...

Barack Obama Debt Reduction Plans Run Into Economic Reality

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 06.22.2011 | Politics

LOS ANGELES — President Barack Obama headed west to sell his big picture deficit-reduction plan. But many people are waiting for a quick fix to ...

Obama Mixing Politics And Policy On West Coast

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 06.20.2011 | Politics

PALO ALTO, Calif. — President Barack Obama declared Wednesday that congressional Republicans are pushing a radical plan to trim Medicare and Med...

Sam Stein

Did Obama Plan His Budget Speech Months In Advance? | Sam Stein | Posted 06.19.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama’s much discussed speech last week on how to remedy the country’s fiscal future was part of a far broader, mor...

Obama Deficit Speech Outlines Approach For Reducing Spending (FULL TEXT)

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 06.13.2011 | Politics

Challenging Republican budget plans, President Barack Obama on Wednesday proposed lowering the nation's future deficits by $4 trillion over a dozen ye...

Sam Stein

Obama Debt Speech: Tax Increases, Medicare Changes Included In President's Plan | Sam Stein | Posted 06.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In an effort to recast the debate over the nation’s fiscal future, President Barack Obama announced on Wednesday a plan to reduce the ...

Obama Jumping Into Debt Debate

AP/The Huffington Post | BEN FELLER | Posted 06.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama, jumping into a debt-reduction debate that will help define the rest of his term, will outline his ideas Wed...

Obama Urges Lawmakers To Reach Budget Agreement To Avert Government Shutdown

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 06.02.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama pressed the House and Senate leaders Saturday to agree to a budget in time to avert what he says would be an...

Seeking Treatment for a Very Unbalanced Budget

Robin Aura Kanegis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robin Aura Kanegis

With less than 5 percent of the world's population, the United States is responsible for nearly half of the military spending on the planet. This backward calculation defies all logic.

Obama To Focus On Cutting Deficit In 2010, State Of The Union

Politico | Mike Allen and Jim Vandehei | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Barack Obama plans to announce in next year's State of the Union address that he wants to focus extensively on cutting the federal deficit i...