House Dems Give Up On Governing

By: Monday May 10, 2010 11:40 am

For the first time in more than 30 years, House Democrats are considering not making a budget resolution. They’ve decided to give up completely on governing despite having an overwhelming majority. Why should we care about this non-binding budget resolution? Because you need a budget resolution to use reconciliation, which remains the main option to [...]

Budget Hawk John Spratt and the “Grand Bargain” on Social Security

By: Monday May 3, 2010 4:09 pm

John Spratt, Chairman of the House Budget Committee, was recently appointed by President Obama to the Debt Commission. I’ve been going through documents looking at his history regarding Social Security reform, and his involvement in “secret meetings” in 1997 authorized by Clinton Chief of Staff Erskine Bowles.  Bowles was at the time negotiating a deal [...]

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