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Krugman's Four Dangerous Fiscal Fables

Laurence J. Kotlikoff | Posted 05.27.2013 | World
Laurence J. Kotlikoff

There are four dangerous fiscal fables afloat. Paul Krugman, who has been pleading for more deficit spending on a continuous basis in his New York Times column, is hawking all four fables. Pity our children if our policymakers continue to take his views seriously.

New Year's Fiscal Cliff Hangover

Randee Mia Berman | Posted 01.01.2013 | Comedy
Randee Mia Berman

Considering the art of rock climbing and sport of cliff scaling, we might have better fiscal sports analysis from ESPN than CNN. We know it's got something to do with debt and taxes. Just what we're not clear.

Consequences On The Line As Deadline To Avert Disaster Looms

AP | CONNIE CASS | Posted 02.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Efforts to save the nation from going over a year-end "fiscal cliff" were in disarray as lawmakers fled the Capitol for their Chris...

The Zombie Party

Robert Kuttner | Posted 02.22.2013 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

Obama, mercifully, has given up the quest for a grand bargain that he never should have pursued in the first place. His current position -- let's just preserve the tax cuts on the bottom 98 percent and fight about the rest of the budget another day -- is exactly what it should have been all along.

Fiscal Cliff Poses Tiny Dollar Gap, Wide Political Ravine

AP | ALAN FRAM | Posted 02.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — When it comes to resolving their "fiscal cliff" impasse, the dollar gap between President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehn...

Jason Linkins

John Boehner 'Plan B' Wins Grover Norquist Support, But GOP Remains A Chorus Of Disapproval

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 12.20.2012 | Politics

The latest wrinkle in the debate over the so-called fiscal cliff is the attempt by House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) to get his fellow Republicans t...

And What Do You Believe In?...

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 02.16.2013 | Politics
Robert J. Elisberg

I'm sure they'll try. But as you listen to the empty cackle, remember the Republican Party Platform of 1956: Be human.

Obama, Boehner Meet At White House To Discuss Fiscal Cliff

AP | Posted 02.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A White House official says President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner (BAY'-nur) are meeting at the White House to dis...

Boehner Offers Taking Debt Ceiling Off Table For One Year: Report

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 12.16.2012 | Politics

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has offered to take the debt ceiling off the table for one year, the Washington Post and CBS News reported Sunday,...

African American Leaders Meet at the White House on the Fiscal Cliff

John W. Boyd Jr. | Posted 02.10.2013 | Black Voices
John W. Boyd Jr.

The Republican Party rejects the word "mandate," but the president is moving forward with the agenda that a majority of us went to the polls to deliver to him.

Obama Administration Takes Tough Line With GOP On Fiscal Cliff

Posted 12.06.2012 | Politics

By DAVID ESPO, ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — The administration is taking a tough line on the "fiscal cliff" at the same time President Barack Ob...

'Fix the Debt' Shows Its True, Billionaire-Funded, Anti-Tax Colors

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 02.02.2013 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

"Fix the Debt" is allegedly an impromptu alliance of America's largest CEOs. But it' really the latest manifestation of a perenially right-wing, pro-billionaire, pro-corporate lobby -- one created years ago by hedge fund manager and former Nixon Cabinet member Pete Peterson.

Defense Executives Send Message To Obama, Congress On Fiscal Cliff Cuts

AOL Defense | Posted 12.03.2012 | Politics

Top executives from four major defense and aerospace firms sent a message to Congress and the Obama administration today: the nation expects its elect...

Two Sides 'Nowhere' In Face Of Disaster Threat

Reuters | Posted 02.02.2013 | Politics

* For U.S. Congress, big deals wait for Christmas * "Smell of jet fumes" sometimes the most powerful force By Richard Co...

Better Late Than Never

Robert Kuttner | Posted 02.01.2013 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

In his budget proposal, the president offered no cuts in Social Security, and only $400 billion over 10 years in Medicare and other savings, money that can be gotten by allowing Medicare to negotiate bulk discounts with drug companies and other administrative savings, without raising the eligibility age or otherwise cutting into benefits. The Republicans, meanwhile are revealed as the people who would push the economy off a cliff in order to fight for tax breaks for the richest 2 percent; the party that would rather cut benefits in Medicare and Social Security than have the wealthy pay even the relatively low tax rates of the Clinton years. It was Winston Churchill who said that you can always count on Americans to do the right thing, after they've tried everything else. Obama, belatedly, is doing the right thing.

Michael McAuliff

John Boehner Signals No Softening On Taxes

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 11.28.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) signaled no new willingness to bend on raising taxes for the rich Wednesday after one of his more re...

Analysts: Boehner Fiscal Cliff Comments Show Tough Road Ahead

Reuters | Posted 01.22.2013 | Politics

* Boehner: U.S. can't afford "Obamacare" law, given debt * Says law "has to stay on the table" as parties discuss debt ...