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USA Today: Opinion- U.S. Senator Tom Coburn- A Deficit of Debt Discussion

This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat Plus: USA Today: Opinion: U.S. Senator Tom Coburn: A Deficit of Debt Discussion This is the main reason why I wish Senator Coburn at least finished his last term in the … Continue reading

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New Republic: Opinion: Michael Kinsley: Paul Krugman’s Misguided Moral Crusade Against Austerity

FRS FreeState on Facebook Paul Krugman’s Misguided Moral Crusade Against Austerity | New Republic. The whole so-called austerity debate is bogus to say the least because it’s not real. And I’ll give you can example of that if the Federal … Continue reading

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Mercatus Center: ‘Changing the Budget Process to Promote Fiscal Responsibility’

Source:Mercatus Center– holding an event on fiscal responsibility in Washington. (Which at the very least is an Oxymoron) “Thursday October 7th 2011 This event is the third of a four-part series, “How the Debt Committee Can Significantly Improve Our Fiscal … Continue reading

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The Hill: Andrew Restuccia- ‘Senate Rejects Bill To Cut Oil Tax Breaks’

Source:New York Times– American free speech and democracy at work. “The Senate rejected a bill Tuesday to cut billions in tax breaks for the largest oil companies, but Democrats vowed to revive the measure as part of high-stakes negotiations on … Continue reading

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The Hill: John T. Bennett- ‘Experts: House Panel’s Defense Authorization Bill An Illusion’

Source:The Hill– U.S. Representative Buck McKeon (Republican, California) Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee. “The House Armed Services Committee planted the first flag in the 2012 defense budget debate last week, but Pentagon observers say there is little chance … Continue reading

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The Hill: Alexander Bolton- ‘Budget Chief Wants Plan with 50-50 Split Between Spending Cuts and Tax Hikes’

Source:The Hill– U.S. Senator Kent Conrad (Democrat, North Dakota) Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee. “Sen. Kent Conrad (D-N.D.) on Tuesday presented a budget proposal to Senate Democrats that calls for an even balance — 50 percent to 50 percent … Continue reading

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The Hill: Bernie Becker- ‘Members Eager For White House Tax Plan’

Source:NPR News– House Republicans talking about their own tax plan. “Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are eager for the Obama administration to release its blueprint for corporate tax reform. Members said the unveiling of the plan would help … Continue reading

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The New Republic: Jonathan Cohn- ‘As If Privatizing Medicare Wasn’t Enough’

Source:Talking Points Memo– U.S. Representative Paul Ryan (Republican, Wisconsin) Chairman of the House Budget Committee. “Discussion of the House Republican budget has focused mostly on the privatization of Medicare, the block-granting of Medicaid, and the repeal of the Affordable Care … Continue reading

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The Hill: John T. Bennett: ‘With All Eyes On Deficit, Hawks Know Pentagon Cuts Are Coming’

Source:The Hill– The Pentagon, which is obviously home of the U.S. Department of Defense, but also the home of hundreds of billions in deficit spending the last 10 years. “Defense insiders on and off Capitol Hill increasingly acknowledge more cuts … Continue reading

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The Hill: Erik Wasson & Pete Kasperowicz- ‘House Passes Paul Ryan’s ’12 Budget; Conservatives want more cuts’

Source:The Hill– House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (Republican Wisconsin) Majority Leader Eric Cantor (Republican, Virginia) and Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (Republican, California) “The House on Friday approved a fiscal year 2012 budget resolution from Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan … Continue reading

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