WCBS 880′s Wayne Cabot asked factcheck.org researcher Eugene Kiley if it’s really possible, as Democrats prefer, to balance the books without cutting the big three entitlements – Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security.
With one month to go before we reach the fiscal cliff, Republicans are going to have to figure out how to do something serious for a change instead of grandstanding and avoiding specifics.
President Barack Obama is taking his case for avoiding a potentially unsettling “fiscal cliff” to the public on Friday, employing campaign-style tactics in hopes of mobilizing support.
Speaker John Boehner believes he holds a strong hand in fiscal cliff and debt limit talks. He is, once again, taking the global economy hostage and playing politics with the U.S. debt limit.
Obama is hoping to promote the discussion of the Bush tax cut extensions by getting people hooked on the topic and by getting them to use the #My2K hashtag on Twitter.
Former New York City Comptroller Bill Thompson, the only announced Democratic candidate for mayor, was joined on the panel by City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, current comptroller John Liu and public advocate Bill de Blasio.
Most Americans who traveled during this Thanksgiving holiday came face to face with an American reality: while there is much to be thankful for, our infrastructure is not one of those things.
With baseball contracts worth as much as $275 million (Alex Rodriguez) and the major league minimum $480,000, tax policy affects every player who spends most of the season in the big leagues.
The Buck Starts Here wishes a happy Thanksgiving to our readers. For progressives there is much to be thankful for this year.
Grover is the ultimate in single interest constituencies in Washington. He is not accountable to anybody. He does not disclose who funds him, who pays him to do what he does or how much he is paid to blackmail GOP Members of Congress to sign his pledge not to raise taxes.
Fox News Channel has reported that, “Lockheed-Martin saying that they will not issue layoff warnings before the November election.”
Obama’s press conference confirmed the fear that many Americans have. It’s the fear that Americans are apparently in for more of the same in terms of having a non-compromising and less-than-totally-transparent politician in the Oval Office.
It was the president’s first press conference in eight months and he clearly wanted to talk about the so-called “fiscal cliff,” but instead got hit with the sex scandal that drove his CIA director off the cliff and threatens to have another top general join him.
When the deal is being made to change the tax rates and cut the deficit we must remember to keep our commitment to our veterans.
President Barack Obama, laying down his marker for grueling budget and tax negotiations, said Friday he won’t accept any approach to deficit reduction that doesn’t ask the wealthy to pay more in taxes.