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Federal Deficit

  1. the national interest
    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. cable news
    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. money woes
    Americans Only Want to Cut the Deficit on a Theoretical LevelWhen it comes to actually cutting things … not so much.
  4. early and often
    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. spending habits
    This Year, the Deficit Was Only a Trillion DollarsA marked improvement over last year, believe it or not.
  6. early and often
    CBO Director Doesn’t Want to Extend Bush Tax Cuts, Is Probably a SocialistCheck out his handy (socialist) chart!
  7. money woes
    Like Abe Vigoda, Budget Deficits Will Be Around ForeverWe will never run a surplus again.
  8. the greatest depression
    The Deficit Is Getting Bigger$1.6 trillion here we come.
  9. early and often
    President Obama to Propose Spending FreezeOn everything but the military, that is.
  10. early and often
    Obama Signals End to Spending OrgyWith his new budget, he hopes to cut the deficit in half by 2013. Good luck!
  11. early and often
    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. early and often
    Imagine If You Were ‘Chief Performance Officer’ of the United StatesWhat would you do?
  13. early and often
    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.”