Senate Passes Budget Agreement - Wall Street Journal

2 hours 19 min ago

Wall Street Journal

Senate Passes Budget Agreement
Wall Street Journal
The Senate passed a bicameral budget agreement Tuesday, following its adoption by the House last week and marking the first joint budget resolution to pass Congress since 2009. The proposal, which outlines deep cuts to eliminate deficits over the ...

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In Puerto Rico's Debt Crisis, There Are No Easy Solutions - WWNO

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In Puerto Rico's Debt Crisis, There Are No Easy Solutions
WWNO
Legislators rejected his call to raise taxes as way to compensate for the island's rampant tax evasion. ... Decades of recession and slow economic growth forced a succession of governments to take out loans to cover budget deficits. ... The ...

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In Puerto Rico's Debt Crisis, There Are No Easy Solutions - KVNF Public Radio

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In Puerto Rico's Debt Crisis, There Are No Easy Solutions
KVNF Public Radio
Decades of recession and slow economic growth forced a succession of governments to take out loans to cover budget deficits. "What we have been doing is basically ... The commonwealth is appealing that decision. It's also pushing for a law in Congress ...

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Don't Understand The U.K. Election? Here's the Simple Answer... - Huffington Post

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Don't Understand The U.K. Election? Here's the Simple Answer...
Huffington Post
Britain's "first past the post" voting system (the same used to elect to Congress) was designed to create majority governments -- yet for the second election running it will yield no winning margin. That's because neither the Labour Party nor the ...
Why David Cameron Might Lose Next Week's ElectionBloomberg
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Opinion: Older Americans are getting thrown under the bus - MarketWatch

11 hours 51 min ago

MarketWatch

Opinion: Older Americans are getting thrown under the bus
MarketWatch
It may not be exactly like being cast adrift on an ice floe, but today's seniors and retirees are hurting nonetheless. The advent of Obamacare has cost many retirees their company-sponsored health plan by taking away their firms' tax deduction. It no ...

The Economist explains - The Economist (blog)

Mon, 05/04/2015 - 9:50pm

The Economist explains
The Economist (blog)
Nobody will believe tomorrow that my human rights or property right are violated by chance or that there is a case of Money Laundering in Tele austria, after all warnings from me and nobody will be aware again as in the espionage or incomes tax scandal ...

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It's Time To Make Taxes Less Taxing - Seeking Alpha

Mon, 05/04/2015 - 5:00am

It's Time To Make Taxes Less Taxing
Seeking Alpha
Outsized federal budget and deficit challenges point to a future of rising taxes (Exhibit B). The deficit challenge is exacerbated by the state of entitlement programs like Social Security and Medicare. Spending on all such programs accounted for 60 ...

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My Turn: It's time to shut down the Export-Import Bank - Concord Monitor

Sat, 05/02/2015 - 1:15am

My Turn: It's time to shut down the Export-Import Bank
Concord Monitor
In fact, your taxes pay for all of those things through the federal Export-Import Bank. Fortunately, that bank is up for elimination – its charter expires this summer. Congress must decide by ... Rather than cut our deficit, the bank will actually add ...

A taxing situation for hospitals - Danbury News Times

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 5:39pm

A taxing situation for hospitals
Danbury News Times
Already struggling with reduced revenues and increased expenses, health care executives say millions of dollars in additional hospital taxes and Medicaid cuts proposed by Hartford lawmakers could have dire consequences. "This could really put a lot of ...

The 5 biggest policy differences between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton - Vox

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 2:00pm

The 5 biggest policy differences between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton
Vox
Overall, he downplays the deficit as a problem, as his appointment of Stephanie Kelton as the top Democratic economist on the budget committee shows. "She thinks that, in many cases, government surpluses are ... the differences here might not matter ...

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Zinke says 'Montana is not for sale' - Great Falls Tribune

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 12:39pm

Great Falls Tribune

Zinke says 'Montana is not for sale'
Great Falls Tribune
In a statement, Zinke called the vote difficult, noting the budget resolution did great things for the state and the country including balancing the budget in 10 years with no new taxes, reducing government spending and repealing Obamacare. But he said ...

House passes FY 2016 budget plan - The Albany Herald

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 10:58am

The Albany Herald

House passes FY 2016 budget plan
The Albany Herald
#WASHINGTON — A House passed federal budget resolution Thursday that the Senate is expected to pass next week drew opposite reactions from Southwest Georgia congressional representatives. #With both chambers led by ... “While I strongly support the ...
Sound Off for May 1st: House promises to repeal Obamacare. Do you support ...KXLY Spokane
GOP budget would repeal ACA but steps back from Medicare and Medicaid ...ModernHealthcare.com

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House Adopts Compromise GOP Budget Targeting 'Obamacare' - TIME

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 9:13pm

TIME

House Adopts Compromise GOP Budget Targeting 'Obamacare'
TIME
Under Washington's arcane budget process, lawmakers first adopt a budget that's essentially a visionary document and follow it up with binding legislation to set agency budgets, cut or raise taxes, and make changes to so-called mandatory programs like ...
House adopts GOP budget targeting ObamacareCBS News
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House adopts GOP budget targeting Obamacare - CBS News

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 9:02pm

CBS News

House adopts GOP budget targeting Obamacare
CBS News
Under Washington's arcane budget process, lawmakers first adopt a budget that's essentially a visionary document and follow it up with binding legislation to set agency budgets, cut or raise taxes, and make changes to so-called mandatory programs like ...
House OKs compromise GOP budget targeting health lawThe Detroit News
Key Facts About Congress's BudgetDaily Signal
House to adopt compromise GOP budget targeting 'Obamacare'WNCT

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Dismal Growth Needs the 3.5% Solution - Wall Street Journal

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 7:36pm

Wall Street Journal

Dismal Growth Needs the 3.5% Solution
Wall Street Journal
The Congressional Budget Office has estimated that the U.S. economy will grow by a meager 2.3% over the next decade, and its estimate has declined in the past six months. At this growth rate, Americans face a future of stagnation, inequality and despair.

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Republicans pass deep spending cuts, aim at Obamacare - Reuters

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 6:51pm

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Republicans pass deep spending cuts, aim at Obamacare
Reuters
The Republican-authored plan would eliminate deficits by 2024 through deep cuts to social programs while increasing military spending by nearly $40 billion next year. It passed 226-197 largely on party lines. ... While most of the prescribed cuts in ...
House OKs compromise GOP budget targeting health lawThe Detroit News
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House passes final budget deal - Politico

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 6:32pm

Politico

House passes final budget deal
Politico
Many were skeptical they could pass the document given the intraparty divide between defense hawks demanding more money for the Pentagon and fiscal hawks who wanted leadership to stick with strict spending caps laid out in a 2011 deficit reduction law.

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After Washington speech, Jindal defends his frequent out-of-state appearances - NOLA.com

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 6:21pm

NOLA.com

After Washington speech, Jindal defends his frequent out-of-state appearances
NOLA.com
Jindal, who has been criticized by some legislators for what they say is rigid rejection of proposals to raise taxes or scale back certain tax credits, said the budget process is complicated. But he said there's been progress in both chambers of ...

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House To Pass Anti-Obamacare Budget - Huffington Post

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 5:58pm

Reuters

House To Pass Anti-Obamacare Budget
Huffington Post
Under Washington's arcane budget process, lawmakers first adopt a budget that's essentially a visionary document and follow it up with binding legislation to set agency budgets, cut or raise taxes, and make changes to so-called mandatory programs like ...
Republicans pass deep spending cuts, aim at ObamacareReuters
House adopts GOP budget targeting ObamacareCBS News
House OKs compromise GOP budget targeting health lawThe Detroit News
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UPDATE 2-Peru sees deficit rising to 2 pct of GDP on stimulus measures - Reuters

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 2:14pm

Business Recorder

UPDATE 2-Peru sees deficit rising to 2 pct of GDP on stimulus measures
Reuters
The policies, some of which must be approved by a fragmented congress, build on previous efforts to encourage growth by cutting taxes, investing in infrastructure projects and reducing red tape. "The big question is going to be whether or not the ...
Peru announces US$1.6 billion stimulus packagePeru this Week

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