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Deficit Reduction In The United States

Guest opinion: Congress must reform tax, benefit laws to reduce nation's long-term debt

Finally, Congress has completed its budget process without another government shutdown and raised the nation’s debt ceiling without seriously threatening default.

February 27, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Guest opinion: House-Senate budget conference cannot fail

Budgetary gridlock in Washington has led to one crisis after another. It has weakened America’s economy, disgusted the public and damaged our international standing.

November 27, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Guest opinion: America's moral obligation to solve its debt crisis

The current political shenanigans surrounding the federal budget, Obamacare, federal debt limits and shutdowns are really more about two fundamentally different ways to run a country. The pivot point in the two philosophies is rooted in how involved we want government to be in our lives. Mor…

November 18, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Gazette opinion: Unfinished budget business for Congress

When a majority of the House and Senate finally voted to end the government shutdown and step back from the brink of national default, lawmakers and President Barack Obama set a series of deadlines for themselves that they must meet to maintain the health of the U.S. economy.

October 25, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Robert J. Samuelson: Obama’s lazy budget gives to retirees, takes from others

WASHINGTON — There is something profoundly timid about President Barack Obama's proposed $3.778 trillion budget for 2014. Stripped of boasts about "investments" for the future and a responsible "balance" between deficit reduction and economic growth, the budget is a status quo document. It l…

April 12, 2013 12:05 amLoading…

E.J. Dionne Jr.: Urgency of economic growth trumps deficit woes

WASHINGTON -- If you care about deficits, you should want our economy to grow faster. If you care about lifting up the poor and reducing unemployment, you should want our economy to grow faster. And if you are a committed capitalist and hope to make more money, you should want our economy to…

January 30, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

George F. Will: Obama's 'cliff' rhetoric cultivates our bewitchment

WASHINGTON -- Even Jonathan Swift, who said promises and pie crusts are made to be broken, might have marveled at the limited shelf life of President Barack Obama's promise of a "balanced" deficit-reduction plan -- substantial spending cuts to accompany revenue increases. Obama made short sh…

December 06, 2012 12:05 amLoading…

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