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.  But 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.  But 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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