More Top Democrats Come Out in Support of 14th Amendment Solution

By: Friday July 29, 2011 7:45 am

With only four days left until the August 2nd deadline and no deal in hand, more and more of the top Congressional Democrats have been coming out in support of the President using the 14th Amendment to ignore the debt ceiling. Yesterday the House’s second ranking Democrat Steny Hoyer (D-MD) came out strongly in favor [...]

Push for 14th Amendment Solution Grows Stronger

By: Wednesday July 27, 2011 10:37 am

With Congress possibly unable to pass a debt ceiling increase by August 2nd, the push for President Obama to use the 14th amendment grew significantly today. From The Hill: Addressing the Democratic Caucus Wednesday morning, Rep. James Clyburn (S.C.) the third-ranking House Democrat, told members that Obama should veto any short-term debt-limit increase that lands [...]

VIDEO: Crowd Boos as Jay Leno Says Congress Plans to Raise Retirement Age to 70

By: Tuesday July 20, 2010 8:49 am

Leno gets a dig in at Jim Clyburn and his fellow members of Congress who see no problem with shoveling billions into bankrupt banks, and taking it out of the pockets of senior citizens (2:27): “Congress wants to vote to raise the retirement age to 70….They plan to vote to not let Americans retire until [...]

House Democrats: Nancy Pelosi Tricked Us

By: Tuesday July 6, 2010 8:07 am

Many people are still trying to figure out what exactly Congress voted to do last week when they passed their fake budget. Kagro and Dave Dayen go back and forth here, here and here. But one thing is for certain: if procedural experts are still trying untangle what happened, there is no way 215 members [...]

Alice Rivlin Wants to Cut Social Security So John Boehner Can Spend It On Wars

By: Tuesday June 29, 2010 11:31 am

Alice Rivlin is the chief wonk appointed by President Obama to the debt commission, and has long supported cutting Social Security benefits as a way to address the country’s financial woes. Alex Lawson caught up with Rivlin and asked her about her plans right after his famous interview with Alan Simpson when the commission met [...]

James Clyburn Supports Means Testing for Social Security

By: Friday May 28, 2010 11:23 am

Mike Stark caught up with Democratic Majority Whip James Clyburn and asked him where he stood with regard to the Deficit Commission and potential plans to cut Social Security benefits. Clyburn said he met with the commission yesterday, had confidence in its composition and had worked with Nancy Pelosi to choose the Democratic members from [...]