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Paygo Congress

The Art of Governing-Republican Style

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

President Obama probably thought he could count on the support of those who had supported PAYGO in the past. He was mistaken. The best reason for opposing the rule was articulated by Eric Cantor.

Keeping the Long-Term Fiscal Picture in Mind

Rep. Steny Hoyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Steny Hoyer

Progressives understand that growing debt and interest payments, unless curtailed now, will eat up money that should go to the long-term investments that matter most, like clean energy, education and health care.

Symbolic Blather: Washington's Congenital Disease

Robert L. Borosage | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert L. Borosage

In the new economy emerging out of the calamity, we need progressive tax reform and increased public investment. This week, progressive legislators will try to figure out where they stand on this.

Obama Endorses Pay-As-You-Go

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Tuesday proposed budget rules that would allow Congress to borrow tens of billions of dollars and put the...