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Guest opinion: Lawmakers must think outside party lines to solve debt problem

Rather than viewing the recent slight uptick in the economy and leveling off in the national debt as a harbinger of a positive future, John Snow believes it is diverting national attention from the debt crisis that continues to pose a mortal threat to our country.

October 09, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Guest opinion: Debt grows daily; U.S. must get its finances in order

The approval rating of Congress has hit an all-time low of just 11 percent. Our representatives could not even agree on a one-year extension of the payroll tax cut and unemployment benefits extension prior to the holidays, so they kicked the can down the road with a very short term extension…

February 18, 2012 12:10 amLoading…

Guest opinion: Ordinary citizens can agree on solving US deficit challenges

Within the space of just a few days, the national debt has topped $15 trillion — about $133,000 per taxpayer — and the congressional super committee failed in its effort to lower annual deficits and reduce the growth of the national debt.

November 26, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

Robert J. Samuelson: Europe teeters toward default, recession

WASHINGTON — Europe may no longer be able to save itself. Too many countries have too much debt. Its economic growth — which helps countries service their debts — is too feeble. And nervous financial markets seem increasingly prone to dump the bonds of vulnerable countries. This is the real …

August 10, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

Former Sen. Alan Simpson fears failure in debt talks

CHEYENNE — Former U.S. Sen. Alan Simpson said Wednesday that he fears politicians on both sides of the contentious fight in Washington over whether to raise the national debt limit are losing sight of the most important question: what's best for the United States — not how they can advance t…

July 13, 2011 10:44 pmLoading…

Guest opinion: What Obama and Ryan don't say in their budget plans

The United States has a revenue problem as much as a spending problem. Using the trends of the last 100 years, by 2030 we will have a GDP of over $23 trillion per year. Using current current budget percentage rates we will have a federal budget of almost $6 trillion if we stay at 25 percent …

April 30, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Rehberg won't back raising debt ceiling without concessions

Rehberg won't back raising debt ceiling without concessions

COLUMBUS — U.S. Rep. Denny Rehberg, R-Mont., said he won’t vote to raise the national debt ceiling — at least not without a few concessions.

April 26, 2011 8:26 pmLoading…
Baucus hauls trees, talks shop

Baucus hauls trees, talks shop

Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., spent much of Saturday working with the Magic City Optimists Club selling and handling Christmas trees at their lot at Sears, 1600 Grand Ave.

December 11, 2010 5:30 pmLoading…

Nation drowning in government debt

Here are five questions related to our new government sponsored health care program.

April 05, 2010 12:00 am Related

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