US House, District 6 - Florida Times-Union (blog)

2 hours 3 min ago

US House, District 6
Florida Times-Union (blog)
Do you support the Simpson-Bowles budget plan or something similar to rein in the deficit? ... Finally, the revenue target for Simpson-Bowles is 21% of GDP, which is significantly higher than the historical average and would require massive tax ...

Paul Ryan Declares War Against Math - New York Magazine

7 hours 50 min ago

New York Magazine

Paul Ryan Declares War Against Math
New York Magazine
Tax cuts for all! Ryan has found himself caught between his career-long obsession with cutting taxes for the rich and the problem of what happens to the revenue that would be lost. During the 2012 campaign, he swept aside the problem by couching his ...

An unconventional solution to tax reform - Marketplace.org

9 hours 29 min ago

Marketplace.org

An unconventional solution to tax reform
Marketplace.org
President Obama and republicans and democrats in congress agree that what's need in the longer run is tax reform. But that's a process that doesn't seem to be moving forward any time soon. That got federal budget watcher Stan Collender doing the math ...

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Why We Won't Have Enough Money to Fight ISIS - The Fiscal Times

11 hours 51 min ago

Why We Won't Have Enough Money to Fight ISIS
The Fiscal Times
... spend $7.5 million daily on operations in Iraq. Last week Congress authorized the administration to spend an estimated $500 million to equip and train so-called moderate Syrian rebels to help counter the fast growing threat of ISIS. ... Probably ...

America?s Slumbering Secession Obsession - Daily Beast

11 hours 56 min ago

America?s Slumbering Secession Obsession
Daily Beast
Respondents vented their grevances, he wrote, “against a recovery that has yet to produce jobs, against jobs that don't pay, against mistreatment of veterans, against war, against deficits, against hyper-partisanship, against political corruption ...

For Lara, It's Teamwork And Ideas That Count - KRWG

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 5:56pm

For Lara, It's Teamwork And Ideas That Count
KRWG
To address the federal government's deficit, Lara said, Congress and the states must adopt a constitutional amendment that requires a balanced budget each year. That approach would halt the practice of spending more than the government is taking in ...

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Phill Brooks, columnist: Spending disagreements in government nothing new - Joplin Globe

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 10:08am

Phill Brooks, columnist: Spending disagreements in government nothing new
Joplin Globe
Refusing to spend funds appropriated by Congress was a practice that goes back to Thomas Jefferson. But two men with the ... To make sure the ban on deficit spending is not violated, state laws give the governor broad powers to block release of money ...

Andy Barr and Elisabeth Jensen offer vastly different prescriptions for ... - Lexington Herald Leader

Sun, 09/21/2014 - 9:58pm

Lexington Herald Leader

Andy Barr and Elisabeth Jensen offer vastly different prescriptions for ...
Lexington Herald Leader
He opposes deficit spending, raising the minimum wage and several recently enacted measures, such as the Dodd-Frank Law, a package of banking reforms, and the Affordable Care Act, a mandate through which more than 521,000 Kentuckians have ... 18 report ...

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Random Thoughts - St. George Daily Spectrum

Sun, 09/21/2014 - 4:58pm

Random Thoughts
St. George Daily Spectrum
In it, I was accused of not telling the whole story about Obamacare costs, that in fact if Obamacare was repealed it would add to the deficit. In its evaluation of HR6079 — only ONE of more than 50 bills passed by the House of Representatives to ...

Year of the campaign cheapskate - The Hill (blog)

Sun, 09/21/2014 - 2:35pm

The Hill (blog)

Year of the campaign cheapskate
The Hill (blog)
Already in 2014, candidates have gone to often humorous lengths to show just how frugal they are and how that would translate to Congress to get elected. “At one time, it ... Of the problems named by Americans as the “most important” ones facing the ...

Mexico growth is getting consumer spending boost - Taipei Times

Sun, 09/21/2014 - 12:02pm

Mexico growth is getting consumer spending boost
Taipei Times
Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto this month asked Congress to approve a budget deficit for next year of 1 percent of GDP from 1.5 percent approved for this year. The government seeks to reduce the deficit next year and erase it in ... Petroleos ...

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High school sports governing body faces challenges - Press Herald

Sun, 09/21/2014 - 4:03am

High school sports governing body faces challenges
Press Herald
The organization maintains separate budgets – about 75 percent for sports, 25 percent for education – but files a single tax return. In recent years those returns have documented the financial losses and dwindling reserves. From the 2010-11 school year ...

Working for all New Mexicans - Albuquerque Journal

Sun, 09/21/2014 - 2:14am

Working for all New Mexicans
Albuquerque Journal
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Even before being sworn into Congress, I tried to find out why veterans in New Mexico were not getting the services they were promised from the VA. When news surfaced ... As a member of the Budget Committee, I have been working to ...

For Lara, it's teamwork and ideas that count - Albuquerque Journal

Sun, 09/21/2014 - 2:13am

For Lara, it's teamwork and ideas that count
Albuquerque Journal
To address the federal government's deficit, Lara said, Congress and the states must adopt a constitutional amendment that requires a balanced budget each year. That approach would halt the practice of spending more than the government is taking in ...

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Working for all New Mexicans - Albuquerque Journal

Sun, 09/21/2014 - 2:11am

Working for all New Mexicans
Albuquerque Journal
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Even before being sworn into Congress, I tried to find out why veterans in New Mexico were not getting the services they were promised from the VA. When news surfaced ... As a member of the Budget Committee, I have been working to ...

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Stephen Moore: The enduring myth of FDR, New Deal - OCRegister

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 3:02am

Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Stephen Moore: The enduring myth of FDR, New Deal
OCRegister
According to economist Burt Folsom, FDR signed one of the most financially devastating taxes: “On April 27, 1942, he signed an executive order taxing all personal income above $25,000 [rich back then] at 100 percent. Congress balked at that idea and ...
MOORE: The enduring myth of FDR and the New DealWashington Times

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PoliGraph: DCCC ad exaggerates shutdown facts - Minnesota Public Radio News (blog)

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 1:24am

PoliGraph: DCCC ad exaggerates shutdown facts
Minnesota Public Radio News (blog)
Mark Dayton and the Republican controlled Legislature could not agree on a budget to close the state's $5 billion deficit. Dayton wanted to raise taxes on Minnesota's top earners (which he did in the last legislative session), but Republicans objected ...

Allen claims 'momentum' in race against Barrow - Statesboro Herald

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 9:14pm

Allen claims 'momentum' in race against Barrow
Statesboro Herald
Likewise, Barrow did not pay for a TV ad attacking Allen, who has never served in government, for alleged “insider deals, blown budgets, higher taxes.” The ad and airtime were purchased by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. ... “This ...

Budgets, Children, and Political Priorities - EdCentral

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 6:28pm

Budgets, Children, and Political Priorities
EdCentral
Is it a product of particularly polarized partisan divisions? Recession-fueled obsession with deficits and austerity? ... budget will fall below 8 percent in the next decade. The report makes clear that politics aren't the only factor influencing ...

Paul Ryan May Have Found a Trick to Make His Tax Plan Add Up - The New Republic

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 2:40pm

Paul Ryan May Have Found a Trick to Make His Tax Plan Add Up
The New Republic
(The Congressional Budget Office does not use dynamic scoring.) In principle, dynamic ... But if he wants to stick to his tax principles and not increase the deficit, he's going to have to find some gimmick to make the math work. Dynamic scoring could ...

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