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Federal Deficit

  1. Guess Who Stuck a Knife in the Budget Deal?Mr. Ryan was concerned that a deal would pave the way for Mr. Obama’s easy re-election.”
  2. Talk Box: Despite Obama, Both Parties Promising Not to Flinch on Tax Cuts, Unemployment BenefitsJohn McCain considers a two-year extension of all Bush tax cuts the Republicans’ “fallback position.”
  3. Americans Only Want to Cut the Deficit on a Theoretical LevelWhen it comes to actually cutting things … not so much.
  4. Bi-partisan Commission Calls for Cuts in Spending and Increased Taxes to Lower Federal DebtThe proposal calls for cuts in domestic and military spending, curbing Social Security benefits, and increasing the payroll tax.
  5. This Year, the Deficit Was Only a Trillion DollarsA marked improvement over last year, believe it or not.
  6. CBO Director Doesn’t Want to Extend Bush Tax Cuts, Is Probably a SocialistCheck out his handy (socialist) chart!
  7. Like Abe Vigoda, Budget Deficits Will Be Around ForeverWe will never run a surplus again.
  8. The Deficit Is Getting Bigger$1.6 trillion here we come.
  9. President Obama to Propose Spending FreezeOn everything but the military, that is.
  10. Obama Signals End to Spending OrgyWith his new budget, he hopes to cut the deficit in half by 2013. Good luck!
  11. Obama’s ‘Candid’ Rescue-Package Speech Low on Specifics, High on Scripted RhetoricWhat happened to the part where he was going to explain how his plan actually works?
  12. Imagine If You Were ‘Chief Performance Officer’ of the United StatesWhat would you do?
  13. McCain’s Balanced-Budget Pledge Met With Hilarious DerisionIt is “true that securing some undefined victory [in Iraq] through undefined methods at an unknown future date would be cheaper than continuing precisely as is forever.”