Budget Deficit

Chris Van Hollen Allows Former Bush OMB Director To Fearmonger Over Debt And Deficit
Here's how you lose an argument on economics on Faux "news." Allow the right to frame the debate and give those responsible for wrecking our economy a pass for their behavior. Read more...
It's Time For Some Straight Talk About The GOP Budget
Mr. President, stop feeding into Republican craziness on the deficit. Read more...
Loopholes allow some companies to pay no taxes, putting added burden on Americans. Read more...
David Axelrod may not have been too happy with Rachel Maddow for saying what she did in response to President Obama putting Social Security cuts on the table. Read more...
Over 130 people were led away and ticketed by police in Chicago as thousands of teachers, parents and students protested against a decision to close 54 public schools. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has refused further negotiations, apparently making the closings a done deal. Read more...

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House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy attributed Vice President Dick Cheney's statement about deficits not mattering to President Obama. Dancin' Dave did not correct him. Read more...
After the release of Paul Ryan's new budget -- which looked a whole lot like his old budget -- despite the fact that the public rejected their policies when he and Mitt Romney lost the last election -- the panel members on MSNBC's Now with Alex Wagner this Tuesday were asked to weigh in on Ryan's proposal and this latest round of budget negotiations. Read more...
Rep. Alan Grayson joined the set of Current TV's Viewpoint this Tuesday evening and was asked about former vice presidential nominee and House Budget Committee chairman Paul Ryan's widely panned budget proposal just released this week, and as we've come to expect from Congressman Grayson, he didn't mince words with his criticism of just who Ryan is looking out for with his proposals. Read more...
So much for those claims that unlike their "opinion" shows in the evening, Fox' daytime programming is supposed to be "straight news" reporting, but then, we all knew that was ridiculous before this incident: Fox News Anchor Shouts Down Criticism Of Ryan Budget Read more...
After previously giving dire warnings about the sequester in a recent op-ed he penned for The Wall Street Journal, House Speaker John Boehner did an about face and told Meet the Press' David Gregory that he wasn't sure if it was going to hurt the economy or not and he told Gregory “I don't think anyone quite understands how it gets resolved." If he really wants to get the country out of this self-inflicted mess, there's a pretty simple way, which is to pass the bill introduced by Rep. John Conyers this week, entitled the Cancel the Sequester Act of 2013. Read more...