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For a Budget That Is Both Morally and Economically Sound

Sen. Bernie Sanders | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Sen. Bernie Sanders

As a member of the U.S. Senate Budget Committee, I am more than aware that a $17 trillion dollar national debt and a $700 billion deficit are serious problems that must be addressed. But I am also aware that real unemployment is close to 14 percent.

Social Security Is Not the Problem

Rep. Hank Johnson | Posted 03.25.2013 | Politics
Rep. Hank Johnson

Now is the right time for a discussion about the deficit and debt, but Social Security does not contribute to either, and so cuts to the program should be off the table. Any discussion of Social Security's finances should take place separately from discussions of the federal debt.

Social Security: Correction or Rejection

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 09.25.2011 | Politics
Reese Schonfeld

I sit here, holding in my hand, the testimony of my friend, Stanford G. Ross, to the Senate Committee on Finance on May 25, 2005.

Mubarak, Harman Walk: Winograd Considers a Run

Marcy Winograd | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marcy Winograd

Into the void of ex-dictator Hosni Mubarak comes a challenge for the United States to become an honest broker for peace between Israel and Palestine, to abandon preemptive wars, and to forsake its role as arms merchant to torturers.

"Tit Man" Alan Simpson Makes An Ass of Himself -- Women's Groups Call for Resignation

Martha Burk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Martha Burk

The flamboyant co-chair of Obama's Fiscal Commission, Former Republican Senator Alan Simpson of Wyoming, who became an instant You-Tube star earlier this summer with a rant against senior citizens, is at it again big-time.