Alice Rivlin

On MSNBC, Alice Rivlin said implementing a chained CPI is the right thing to do to fix the deficit --even though Social Security has nothing to do with the federal debt. Read more...
Alice Rivlin is a Very Serious Person on deficit reduction. It's very important that we all buy into the extreme sense of urgency around all this "fiscal cliff" hysteria, so that when they spring the Grand Bargain that solves everything, we Read more...
Who needs Fox News when we've got PBS out there spewing the same type of nonsense we hear nonstop there, and allowing David Brooks to come on the air opining the failure of the so-called "Super Committee" to reach a deal and praising Mitt Romney for Read more...
According to Village protocol, the only permissible "debate" on the deficit is over how much do we cut, and how? Should we cut into the veins, arteries or capillaries? Should we use a hatchet, a knife or a scalpel, or all of the above? On Read more...