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Deficit Obsession Is a Creation of the Ultra Right's Message Machine

Frances Causey | Posted 02.03.2013 | Politics
Frances Causey

Working Americans are paying the price as the parameters of the current debate around the deficit, budget and the so-called fiscal cliff are being defined by the likes of Goldman Sachs. There can be little doubt that working people are not represented in Washington.

Sam Stein

Republicans Put Fiscal Cliff Offer On The Table | Sam Stein | Posted 12.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans on Monday introduced a counter-offer to President Barack Obama's proposed solution to the so-called fiscal cliff, trum...

Arthur Delaney

Obama Administration Not Sticking Up For Payroll Tax Cut | Arthur Delaney | Posted 11.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For the past two years, U.S. workers have enjoyed a 2 percentage-point increase in take-home pay thanks to a payroll tax reduction trump...

Obama, Romney Mum On Looming Issue

Posted 10.22.2012 | Politics

By STEPHEN OLEMACHER, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama isn't talking about it and neither is Mitt Romney. But come January...

6 Ways Social Security Will Change in 2013

U.S. News And World Report | Posted 10.19.2012 | Fifty

Social Security recipients will get slightly bigger checks in 2013. The Social Security Administration also recently announced several other ways the ...

AARP Wants Congress To End Payroll Tax Holiday

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 10.18.2012 | Politics

One of the most powerful lobbying forces in Washington on Thursday urged Congress not to continue a payroll tax cut next year. AARP, the seniors ad...

Sam Stein

Senate Democrats Worry Obama Will Do Lame-Duck Deal On Social Security | Sam Stein | Posted 09.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Concern is mounting among some Senate Democrats that President Barack Obama will make a deal with Senate Republicans during the lame-duc...

Jennifer Bendery

Nancy Pelosi: End The Payroll Tax Cut | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 09.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) says Congress should let the payroll tax cut expire at the end of the year and instead wor...

Sam Stein

Obama Says He's Open To Raising Social Security Tax Cap | Sam Stein | Posted 09.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama revived a 2008 campaign promise on Friday, telling the crowd at an AARP forum that he would be open to raising th...

Rich Guy Discount -- 2012

Joe The Nerd Ferraro | Posted 07.17.2012 | Politics
Joe The Nerd Ferraro

This is a pressure point that smart Democrats may want to exploit as there is talk about tax fairness and raising Social Security rates and retirement ages as we go into yet another election cycle.

Michael McAuliff

House, Senate Pass Payroll Tax Cut Extension | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congress passed the extension of the payroll tax holiday Friday, voting overwhelmingly to continue the 2 percent break and extend emerge...

Michael McAuliff

WATCH: Democrat Slams Party, President For 'Unravelling' Social Security | Michael McAuliff | Posted 02.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Tom Harkin slammed his own president and party for hatching the payroll tax cut deal that is expected to pass Congress Friday, sayi...

Michael McAuliff

Payroll Tax Deal Finalized Before Vote | Michael McAuliff | Posted 02.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Lawmakers signed off on the final details of the bill to extend a payroll tax cut and unemployment benefits Thursday, likely clearing th...

Arthur Delaney

Huge Disagreement On Who Gets Tested In Jobless Drug Testing Bill | Arthur Delaney | Posted 02.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans and Democrats disagree sharply over how many workers will wind up peeing in cups as a result of a payroll tax cut compromise...

Michael McAuliff

Congress Agrees On Payroll Tax Cut, Unemployment Extension | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congressional negotiators reached a final deal to extend the popular payroll tax cut for the rest of the year, with Republicans agreeing...

Michael McAuliff

Congress Agrees On Payroll Tax Cut, Unemployment Extension | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congressional negotiators reached a final deal to extend the popular payroll tax cut for the rest of the year, with Republicans agreeing...

Weak Tea?

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.16.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The Republicans who are only loosely associated with the Tea Party banner may finally be realizing that there will be consequences in November for following the Tea Party mantra too far.

Arthur Delaney

Top Dem: Congress 'A Long Way From Getting There' On Payroll Deal | Arthur Delaney | Posted 02.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Despite optimism by Republican leaders and assurances Tuesday evening that congressional negotiators had reached a deal to preserve a po...

Luke Johnson

Congress Nears Deal On Payroll Tax Cut, Unemployment Extension | Luke Johnson | Posted 02.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congress was close to a deal to extend a popular payroll tax cut and unemployment benefits, according to several reports. The pending...

Arthur Delaney

Unemployment Is 'Sticking Point' In Payroll Negotiations, Schumer Says | Arthur Delaney | Posted 02.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congress hasn't reached a deal to prevent the take-home pay for every American from shrinking 2 percent come March because Republicans w...

Michael McAuliff

GOP Urges Members To Be Less Extreme, More Political | Michael McAuliff | Posted 02.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The potential Republican retreat from a hard-line stance on extending the payroll tax cut comes as GOP leaders have been quietly urging ...

Luke Johnson

House GOP Offers Deal In Big Fight | Luke Johnson | Posted 02.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House GOP leaders announced Monday they were putting forward a "backup plan" that would extend the payroll tax cut for 10 months, while ...

Reid Hits Back Against GOP Measure Targeting Marginalized Group

Posted 02.08.2012 | Politics

By ANDREW TAYLOR, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- Republicans are looking to deny child tax credits to undocumented immigrants--refund checks av...

Michael McAuliff

Debt Limit Hike Fails In Symbolic House Vote | Michael McAuliff | Posted 01.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Republican-led House of Representatives turned down President Obama's request to raise the debt limit Wednesday in a largely symboli...

Congress Gearing Up For Big Fight

Posted 01.16.2012 | Politics

By ANDREW TAYLOR, ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- Republicans would cut federal employee benefits. President Barack Obama would raise fees for airli...