budget talks

Report: Social Security And Chained CPI 'May Be On The Table'
They just won't stop trying to find ways to cut Social Security and Medicare. Read more...
A Four-Point 'Scorecard' For The Budget Talks
How can voters keep track of the budget talks? Here's a handy reference. Read more...
Sen. Sanders: Koch Brothers Plotted Shutdown 'Day After Obama Re-Elected'
Koch brothers plotted against programs that benefit working families. Read more...
The Nation's Greg Kaufmann points out something that he shouldn't have to point out to the White House: namely, why aren't the president and his advisors meeting with actual poor people who will be affected by any budget agreement he makes? We Read more...
Notice how very, very eager Curious George is at the thought of cutting Social Security. Causing pain to the poor really seems to make these full-fledged Villagers feel powerful! Here's his conversation with Tim Geithner on This Week Read more...

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Encouraging news for now, at least until we find out the final details of this deal. Given the option, Republicans will always try to attack the programs that offer a social safety net. The only reason they're backing off on this is that the Read more...