Tag Archives | Social Security
Paul Ryan Named as VP Nominee

Ryan Is a Bold and Good Choice for Romney

The selection of Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan as Mitt Romney’s running mate shows three things about the Republican presidential candidate.

First, Romney actually has it in him to take chances. “I think this is the boldest thing I’ve seen Romney … More…

Congressional supercommittee meets in October 2011

Domestic Spending Already Has Been Cut–a Lot

When you listen to former Gov. Mitt Romney and other Republicans on the campaign trail, you’d think federal spending is out of control and still growing.  And, in a curious bit of jiu-jitsu, some even say that’s holding back the … More…

Sen. Jeff Sessions

Disability’s Boom Creates a Quiet Crisis

Republicans on the Senate Budget Committee, led by Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama, have released some disturbing statistics on the number of people who collect Social Security Disability Insurance, or SSDI, benefits.

That number has been growing so fast that … More…

Nancy Pelosi in San Francisco 2011

A Surprising New Ally of Fiscal Reform

Over the weekend, the Huffington Post ran an extraordinary item that could be a game changer if Washington ever gets its act together to even discuss serious fiscal reform.

The news site reported that former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi—yes, Nancy … More…

Chris Christie speaks at Bush Institute conference in New York.

Chris Christie Offers Tough Love to the GOP

“Diplomatic” is not the word you’d use to describe New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.

The Republican superstar sees himself as a truth teller. That’s gotten him into shouting matches with reporters and even some voters. Personally, I find that less … More…

Warren Buffett on CNBC’s Squawk Box

Warren Buffett’s 28 Percent Solution

Billionaire investor  Warren Buffett appeared on CNBC’s Squawk Box Monday, and along with his usual comments about the stock market, there was substantial discussion about tax policy.

Buffett has become controversial for his complaint that he pays a lower marginal … More…

Sen. Rick Santorum at a town hall meeting in New Hampshire.

Santorum Draws Big Crowds in New Hampshire

HOLLIS, NH–Former Sen. Rick Santorum has barnstormed through New Hampshire before leaving for South Carolina after Sunday morning’s NBC News Facebook Republican presidential… More…

President Obama meets Congressional leaders

Another DC Deadlock

Here we go again.

A likely vote in the House of Representatives Tuesday will confirm what we already know: The bill passed by the US Senate extending the payroll tax cut is dead.

In a deal struck by Senate leaders Harry Reid and … More…

Mitch McConnell

The GOP Takes a Big Issue off the Table

On Tuesday, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky) made a smart move in the Republican vs. Democratic chess game that… More…

Rep Robert Andrews

Congress May Cut Debt the Easy Way

You can always count on Congress to do the stupidest things in the ugliest ways.

Their latest debacle: the collapse of the so-called super committee that was supposed to find over $1 trillion in deficit reductions. Republicans and Democrats couldn… More…