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Jennifer Bendery

Paul Ryan Tries To Create Tax Loopholes For Biggest Donors

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 08.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) has for months argued for closing tax loopholes as a way to pay for his proposed tax ...

Rod Kurtz

What Are You Spending Money On Right Now?

HuffingtonPost.com | Rod Kurtz | Posted 08.15.2011 | Small Business

Even companies that continued to grow during the recession found themselves confronted with fewer customers, less access to credit, and skittish inves...

5 Ways to Spend Less

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. | Posted 10.04.2011 | Business
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.

Everyone knows that if you want to get your finances in order and start being smart about your financial future, you need to make a financial plan.

Investors Prefer Fact-Based to Faith-Based Economics

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 10.04.2011 | Business
Robert S. McElvaine

It appears that investors know that the endlessly repeated catechism of the faith-based Marketists -- "When the American people have to tighten their belts, the government should do the same" -- is the opposite of the truth.

4 Dumbest Things To Do If You're Deep In Debt

Posted 10.03.2011 | Black Voices

Many people who would like to eliminate their debt shoot themselves in the foot by making bone-headed mistakes that actually make their debt problems ...

Dan Froomkin

Progressive Despair: Austerity Top Priority As Economy Sputters, Americans Suffer

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 10.03.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- This week's big debt deal has left progressives despairing over a disconnect between Washington and the rest of the country that they sa...

Sam Stein

Reid Vote Delayed To Sunday As Hints Of Deal Emerge

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 09.29.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A final Senate vote on raising the nation's debt ceiling was put off 12 more hours as the two sides inched toward a long-sought agreemen...

Jon Ward

Bachmann Says Washington Is 'Deceiving' American People In Debt Ceiling Debate

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 09.27.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann on Thursday said the debt ceiling debate is just the latest chapter in a long history...

The Federal Budget Cannot Be Balanced on the Back of America's Lands and Waters

Mark Tercek | Posted 09.23.2011 | Green
Mark Tercek

Conservation did not cause the budget deficit and cutting conservation cannot fix the deficit.

Boehner's Market Signals? Did August 2 Just Become Tomorrow?

Steve Clemons | Posted 09.22.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Unbelievable. The scripting of this high stakes drama between House Speaker John Boehner balancing the White House on one side and the never compromise, never surrender Tea Party on the other keeps getting better and better.

Unmasked: Now We See the Real Obama

The Relentless Conservative | Posted 09.20.2011 | Politics
The Relentless Conservative

Recently, like a petulant child told no repeatedly by his parents, Obama has allowed Americans a rare glimpse behind his mask. The facade of Hope & Change has quickly turned into one of Demands & Threats.

Cutting Conservation Cannot Fix the Deficit

Mark Tercek | Posted 09.14.2011 | Green
Mark Tercek

Conservation spending did not cause the budget deficit and cutting conservation cannot fix the deficit. The Interior and Environment bill cuts too deeply into conservation programs.

Tyler Kingkade

DOMA Defense: Boehner Complaint Dropped By Watchdog Group CREW

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 09.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) announced he would spend $500,000 to hire an outside law firm to defend the Defense of Marriage...

Obama's Ultimatum: What the President Should Say to America, and Republicans

Sally Kohn | Posted 09.10.2011 | Politics
Sally Kohn

As President of the United States of America, I have put the economic needs of our entire nation ahead of the political agenda of my party.  At times of great urgency, that is what great leaders do.

A Debt Ceiling Deal Is Only The Beginning

National Journal | Posted 08.23.2011 | Politics

A debt-ceiling deal would be the start, not the end, of an uphill climb to control federal entitlement spending....

Look to '94 Crime Bill to Solve Budget Crisis

Jim Kessler | Posted 08.16.2011 | Politics
Jim Kessler

Just as a major deal on an anti-crime package seemed improbable then, a major deal on the budget seems a pipe dream today.

Are You Spoiling Your Kid Out Of Divorce Guilt? Read This

Natalie Pace | Posted 07.30.2011 | Divorce
Natalie Pace

One of the downsides of divorce is the Disneyland Dad. It is a tempting and enjoyable way (for some) to spend "your weekends" with the kids, trying to...

The Debt Threat as Economic Terrorism

Stuart Diamond | Posted 07.24.2011 | Politics
Stuart Diamond

Why would someone threaten to make things a lot worse economically? It's like threatening the family that you will burn down the house unless you get what you want. It's extreme, divisive, destructive.

America Needs To Remember How To Invest in the Future

Steven Cohen | Posted 07.23.2011 | Politics
Steven Cohen

Capital budget alone will not bring about the discipline needed to invest in the future. The public and private sectors must work together to build a sustainable American economy.

Yet Another Poll Shows... Plutocracy Stupid, Democracy Smart

Dave Johnson | Posted 06.20.2011 | Politics
Dave Johnson

Here's the thing: what the public wants actually would fix the borrowing. And what the plutocrats want would make it worse. So maybe the public isn't that stupid after all.

NFL Labor Pains: The Spending Problem

Andrew Brandt | Posted 06.19.2011 | Sports
Andrew Brandt

Ultimately, all the legal wrangling and courtroom football of this lockout may defer to the core reality of a good number of players needing to start receiving their checks.

Elise Foley

GOP Leaders: Don't Raise Taxes To Reduce Deficit

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 06.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Less than two hours before a planned speech by the president, top Republicans said they will not support any debt-reduction plan that in...

The 'Surprises' of the Japanese Crisis and the Investment Lessons to Learn

Gemma Godfrey | Posted 10.26.2011 | Business
Gemma Godfrey

Surprise consequences to the earthquake in Japan have revealed significant weaknesses in both the worlds of politics and business and from an investment point of view, there are lessons we can learn.

Ryan Grim

Budget Deal Would Give Pentagon Extra Funds In Exchange For Social Program Cuts

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 06.04.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- While media attention focuses on the cuts to government spending demanded by House Republicans and broadly accepted by Democrats, the Pe...

Credit Card Debt Is Falling, But Only Because Of Defaults, Report Says

The Huffington Post | Yepoka Yeebo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Credit card debt fell last year only because of consumer defaults and bank write-offs, a new study argues. In 2010, U.S. credit card debt dropped ...