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Super Committee Failure

Guns or Butter? Decisions After the Failure of the Super Committee

Abdulrahman El-Sayed | Posted 02.08.2012 | Politics
Abdulrahman El-Sayed

We face, today, our own hard and inescapable facts that call into question what the most important pursuits of America's responsibility and purpose at home and abroad really are. Guns to kill people in other countries or butter to save people in our own?

Hot-Spotting: It's How, Not How Much

Dylan Ratigan | Posted 01.28.2012 | Politics
Dylan Ratigan

Imagine if you could identify a small number of patients who end up eating up most health care dollars. Let's say you could focus resources just on them, while also cutting the overall amount of health care spending dramatically. This isn't fiction, it comes from Camden, New Jersey.

Super Committee Ain't So Super

Jerry Kremer | Posted 01.28.2012 | Politics
Jerry Kremer

Despite an occasional burst of optimism from quarters that were not involved in the negotiations, it is fair to say that both sides were anticipating that the committee would fail to come up with anything that resembles a budget deal.

'They Are Now Going To Be Forced To Deal'

The Hill | Jeremy Herb | Posted 11.22.2011 | Politics

Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) said the congressional supercommittee's failure Monday to come to an agreement on spending reforms was "good news" because...

Arthur Delaney

Super Committee's Failure Leaves Orphans Behind | Arthur Delaney | Posted 11.21.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Throughout the super committee's deliberations, impending "automatic, across-the-board cuts" were routinely cited as a driving motivatio...