Deficits

Debt Ceiling Must Be Increased Repeatedly Over Next Decade
As a quick glance at latest CBO numbers shows, over the next decade the White House and Congress will have to raise the debt ceiling repeatedly--no matter which party is in power. Read more...
Dear Dick, We Need To Talk.
Dear Dick -- I can call you Dick, can't I? Read more...
Paul Ryan's Secret Love Affair With Obamacare
The Affordable Care Act is the worst thing to happen to America since slavery and the Fugitive Slave Act. Right? Read more...
Tea Party Has It Backwards On Falling Federal Deficits
Basic math continues to pose an insurmountable challenge for the Tea Party faithful. Read more...
5 Charts Show The U.S. Has No Debt Crisis
Back in March, House Speaker John Boehner admitted, "We have no immediate debt crisis." These five charts show why he's right. Read more...

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Deficits Are Rapidly Shrinking, Spending Is Flat Under Obama
Simply put, there is no crisis to justify the additional spending cuts Republicans are now trying to extort. As it turns out, federal spending has hardly budged and deficits have plummeted since Barack Obama first took the oath of office in January 2009. Read more...
House Speaker John Boehner thinks defaulting on the debt ceiling would be a "disaster." Read more...
Boehner Admits U.S. Has No Immediate Debt Crisis
House Speaker John Boehner in March admitted that "we have no immediate debt crisis." Now he's claiming otherwise. Read more...
Speaker Boehner, Go F@*k Yourself
In December, House Speaker John Boehner told Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to "go f@*k yourself." It's long past time for Speaker Boehner to look in the mirror and say the same thing. Here's why... Read more...
Speaker John Boehner and his House GOP allies are once again planning to hold the once-routine debt ceiling increase hostage. Their price this time? Enacting large parts of the Ryan GOP budget repeatedly rejected by the Senate, the President--and the voters. Read more...