Category Archives: federal deficit

Another week in politics: From simply stupid to sicko stuff

Barack Obama didn’t have to lose this fight; he didn’t have to start it. On its face, the president’s request to address the joint houses of Congress the first day after their summer recess looks reasonable. ┬áBut reasonable is not … Continue reading

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Will we balance the budget on the backs of the poor?

How quickly we forget. Just a tad over two months ago, the lame-duck Congress passed a tax-cut “compromise” that extended Bush-era tax cuts to the wealthiest 2 percent of Americans and protected a larger chunk of the wealth left by … Continue reading

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No wonder this country is going broke

Death and taxes, the saying goes, are the only sure things in life. ┬áBut while many Americans don’t feel as if they’re getting off easy — 48 percent say their taxes are too high, a recent Gallup poll found — … Continue reading

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