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Generation Sequestration: A Call to Action

Kathryn Salucka | Posted 11.20.2012 | Politics
Kathryn Salucka

As the Chicago Teacher's strike appeared over and over on the news, I began to think about what an evaluation of another group of public employees may unearth -- the performance and efficacy of our Congressmen and women.

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?

Paying for a Jobs Bill by Cutting Federal Jobs?

Andrew Fieldhouse | Posted 02.03.2012 | Politics
Andrew Fieldhouse

Earlier this week, Senate Republicans rolled out their proposal for financing an extension of the Social Security payroll tax cut scheduled to expire at the end of December: cutting federal employees' jobs and wages.

Super Congress Fail May Not Hurt Pentagon

AOL Defense | By Colin Clark | Posted 12.02.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON: President Obama's defense budget for 2013 implements the start of the $500 billion in budget cuts required by the Budget Control Act but d...

Fukuyama's Plan to Fix Congress

Robert Teitelman | Posted 01.23.2012 | Politics
Robert Teitelman

Fukuyama is devoted to the Westminister model, which theoretically can produce a coherent plan but which, in the real world, seems to suffer, like any political mechanism, some stubborn problems.

What the Supercommittee Really Said

Surya Yalamanchili | Posted 01.23.2012 | Politics
Surya Yalamanchili

See -- we're not that stupid. Wait. Maybe that should be the new slogan: "Congress -- we're not that stupid."

The 99% "Mic Checks" the 1%

Carl Gibson | Posted 01.23.2012 | Politics
Carl Gibson

As the automatic cuts resulting from the failed super committee debacle phase in, Washington should should be ready for a surge of Occupiers as OWS activists march toward Capitol Hill on foot.

John Celock

Governors Focus Past Super Committee Failure

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 11.28.2011 | Politics

The group representing the nation's governors is recalibrating its priorities after the super committee failed to reach a deficit reduction deal. ...

The Super Committee, Austerity, Stimulus, and Compromise: the Collapse of American Politics

Richard Brodsky | Posted 01.22.2012 | Politics
Richard Brodsky

How deeply do you want to plumb the depths of the collapse of the super committee?

Super Committee Failure Sets Up Partisan Wrangling In Congress

AP | By ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 11.22.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The failure of a special deficit-reduction supercommittee sets up a year-end battle between President Barack Obama and a dysfunctional C...

LIVE VIDEO: Obama Addresses Super Committee Failure

Posted 11.21.2011 | Politics

President Obama is set to make a statement from the White House briefing room at 5:45 p.m. on Monday, following news that the congressional super comm...

Stocks Plunge As Debt Talks Remained Stalled

AP | MATTHEW CRAFT and DANIEL WAGNER | Posted 01.21.2012 | Business

NEW YORK — The stock market was not exactly surprised that a so-called supercommittee in Congress failed to reach a deal to cut the federal budg...

'It Is Like Holding A Gun To Your Own Head'

Nashua Patch | Robert Michaelson | Posted 11.21.2011 | Politics

The Republican candidate zoned in on military defense and foreign policy issues as he addressed employees of the defense and security company. He b...

Better Than Failure: Super Committee Can Set Up a 'National Referendum,' Avoid Sequestration

Paul Abrams | Posted 01.21.2012 | Politics
Paul Abrams

The Super Committee can still salvage something that, for a Congress whose approval rating is just slightly north of Fidel Castro's, would actually make the American people feel empowered.

Arms and the Super Committee

William Hartung | Posted 01.18.2012 | Politics
William Hartung

As the Congressional super committee moves towards its deadline for developing a deficit reduction plan, we need to make sure that its decisions reflect the national interest, not special interests.

Obama and the Super Committee - the Time to Lead Is Now

Lanny Davis | Posted 01.16.2012 | Politics
Lanny Davis

So Mr. President, this is your opportunity -- one that you and the country cannot afford to miss: Lead your party to essentially accept the Republican proposal and lead the final negotiation to reach a bipartisan deal on $1.2 trillion in deficit reduction.

Americans Express Doubt, Disinterest Toward Supercommittee

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 11.16.2011 | Politics

Seven days separate the supercommittee from its fate. By Nov. 23, the 12-member panel is tasked with the difficult chore of finding $1.2 trillion to s...

The Superfluous Super Committee

Robert Kuttner | Posted 01.13.2012 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

The Super Committee needs to die of its own weight and its perverse policy assumptions. Its collapse will leave the Republicans exposed as a party with no plan for economic recovery other than more tax cuts for the rich and cuts in social insurance that most Americans value -- leaving the whole question of what programs to cut and what taxes to raise as the proper subject of a 2012 election that Democrats could actually win. Here's a better program: raise taxes on the wealthy and on corporations; use the proceeds for jobs and public infrastructure investment; get some budget cuts out of military spending by ending two wars.

Super Collusion: Will Obama and Capitol Dems Betray the Middle Class, Seniors and the Poor?

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 01.11.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

It's a terrible mistake to ask the Americans who were wounded most by deficit-causing behavior to carry so much of the cost of fixing it. And to propose cuts to Medicare and Medicaid simply to preserve low tax rates for the wealthy is nothing less than a moral obscenity.

Open Letter: Saving Medicare Is About Being Super

Laphonza Butler | Posted 01.10.2012 | Los Angeles
Laphonza Butler

What is the human cost to what you may be proposing? How does your decision help to promote job creation; hold true to valuing our seniors and disabled; move us closer to our goal of a healthier society?

Sam Stein

Super Committee Dems Decide Against Extending Deadline

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 01.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congressional Democrats on the super committee tasked with finding $1.2 trillion in deficit reduction have ruled out supporting a measur...

Sen. Schumer: Deficit Super Committee Likely To Fail

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 01.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A top Senate Democrat says that a deficit "supercommittee" is unlikely to succeed because of a deadlock over taxes. New York Democ...

Disappointing Reports of Deficit Plans That Target Vulnerable People

Deborah Weinstein | Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics
Deborah Weinstein

Democrats cannot keep putting cuts on the table that will hurt low-income people, only to see their package rejected by the Republicans, who are likely to adopt every spending cut proposal but little or none of the revenues.

John Celock

Governors Give Recommendations To Super Committee

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 01.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Tuesday, the National Governors Association asked the congressional super committee on deficit reduction to keep state finances in mi...

Sam Stein

Super Committee Could Pass A Resolution Giving Itself More Time

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 01.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The congressional super committee tasked with finding $1.5 trillion or so in deficit reduction is racing against the clock. Under its ch...