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Survey: 3 of 4 in Montana oppose selling public lands to pay down federal deficit

Survey: 3 of 4 in Montana oppose selling public lands to pay down federal deficit

MISSOULA — More than three out of four Montanans oppose selling public land to reduce the federal budget deficit, according to a new survey of Rocky Mountain region voters.

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Conservative group demands government spending cuts

Conservative group demands government spending cuts

With the government shutdown in the rearview mirror, Montana conservatives are petitioning their congressional delegation to balance the federal budget without raising taxes.

October 29, 2013 2:00 pmLoading…

Guest opinion: Government debt monstrous threat to economy

As Halloween approaches, an old familiar monster rises from the grave like Freddy Krueger in “Nightmare on Elm Street.” But, unlike the famous fictional character, this beast is real and threatens to choke off our children’s future, consigning our great grandchildren to lifetimes of bondage.…

October 09, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Guest opinion: Congress must compromise on budget, debt reduction

Those of us who work full time encouraging America to live within our means see a sharp contrast between many elected officials in Washington and the rest of America.

September 22, 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…

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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…

E.J. Dionne Jr.: By doing nothing, Congress will cut federal deficit

WASHINGTON — Here is a surefire way to cut $7.1 trillion from the deficit over the next decade. Do nothing.

November 22, 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…

Montana delegation reacts to debt rating downgrade

HELENA -- The Montana congressional delegation, reacting to a rating agency's decision to downgrade the credit rating of long-term U.S. debt, remained at odds over how to deal with the federal spending deficit.

August 08, 2011 4:12 pmLoading…

Guest opinion: Start reducing U.S. debt with aggressive cuts, smart investment

It’s time to get serious about our debt. We’ve cut $10 billion already this year — and we’re just getting started. As we continue, we need to be aggressive and smart.

March 27, 2011 12:05 amLoading…

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