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BUDGET GRAND BARGAIN
Chancellor's Professor of Public Policy, University of Califor...
I can understand why Republican leaders like this deal. They don't want to risk another government shutdown, given how badly they got burned by the last one earlier in the fall. But America would do better with another temporary spending resolution than with this raw deal.
The Road From Here: What About Medicare and Social Security?
Richard (RJ) Eskow
Host, The Zero Hour; Sr. Fellow, Campaign for America's Future
In twelve weeks or so our new system of government-by-crisis will resume its regularly scheduled programming: more threats, more confrontations, and even more extreme rhetoric. There are only a few ways this could play out.
Aung San Suu Kyi's Triumph and the Prospects for a New Grand Bargain
President, Fiscal Strategies Group
President Obama and Speaker Boehner understood the parameters of a solution and came remarkably close to a deal. The solutions are not difficult to imagine, just the willingness of our leaders to embrace them, and their followers to follow.
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