Top Democrats Demand More Revenue to Deal with Sequester

By: Monday February 4, 2013 7:16 am

With the sequestration cuts set to take place in less than a month the attention of Washington is going to turn back to the deficit. To begin laying the groundwork for this next fight top Democrats are demanding that more revenue be part of any new deals. This demand was recently made by both President [...]

Republican Anti-Tax Pledge May Again Be What Protects Medicare and Social Security

By: Monday January 7, 2013 9:25 am

The best hope for protecting Social Security and Medicare from benefit cuts during the next round of manufactured crises continues to be the Republican unwillingness to accept any new taxes. Top Republicans are very directly calling for benefit cuts in the next round of possible deals. Just yesterday Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said [...]

Debt Ceiling Post Mortem: Obama Between a Rock and a Hard Place

By: Thursday August 4, 2011 10:05 am

Quinnipiac released their Florida poll numbers on the President and the debt ceiling bill, and it does not bode well for his 2012 chances in the swing state. His approval among Independents went from 42% last Wednesday through Sunday to 33% from Monday through Tuesday, while disapproval shot up 52% to 61%. When asked to describe how they feel about the deal, more Independents said they were “angry” (23%) than either Republicans or Democrats.

In order to contextualize the bind that this puts Obama in, it’s worth recounting what I’ve been told about how the deal went down.

If Only There Was a Big Expensive Goverment Program the People Didn’t Want…

By: Wednesday June 15, 2011 8:09 am

Vice President Joe Biden is struggling to come up with bipartisan deal to cut over a $1 trillion from the deficit because Republican’s refuse to support any revenue increases and Democrats are refusing to cut Medicare.
All this talk about reducing spending, yet neither the Democrats or the Republicans want to talk about the huge hole our wars are blowing in the budget.