Tag Archives | Social Security
CNBC Presidential Debate

This GOP Field May Be the Worst Ever

Wednesday’s Republican presidential debate was probably the most informative so far, largely because of the probing questions asked by CNBC’s anchors, Maria Bartiromo and John Harwood, and reporters. They clearly knew more about the economy than the candidates did.

But … More…

Gov. Rick Perry

Conservatives Are Dumping Rick Perry

Texas Gov. Rick Perry had his third consecutive bad debate Thursday night in Orlando, Fla. Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney continued to hammer him on Social Security and… More…

President George W. Bush

Who’s the Biggest Spender of Them All?

Republican leaders and presidential candidates have blasted President Obama for adding more federal debt than any president in history.

And there… More…

Gov. Romney and Gov. Perry

Perry Flip Flops on Social Security

Texas Gov. Rick Perry may have the cojones to shoot a coyote while jogging, but when it comes to standing his ground on a controversial position that could hurt him politically, it’s another story.

Clearly stung by opponents’ attacks—particularly … More…

President Obama speaks to Congress on jobs

Obama and Romney Target the Tea Party

They say great minds think alike, although using that term to describe politicians is usually a futile exercise.

But in President Obama… More…

Texas Gov. Rick Perry

Is Rick Perry Too Extreme for Independents?

Two new polls on Wednesday put Texas Gov. Rick Perry comfortably in the lead for the GOP presidential nomination among Republican voters. His margin over former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, the former front runner, was a cushy 12 or 13 … More…

Police fire tear gas at protesters in Athens

The End of the Welfare State

Back in 1996, just before President Bill Clinton signed a welfare reform bill, he declared: “The era of big government is over.”

The other shoe dropped a couple of weeks ago when another chastened Democratic president, Barack Obama, signed a … More…

US Soldier in Afghanistan

The GOP Throws Defense under the Bus

All the players in Washington are congratulating themselves on raising the debt ceiling and staving off default. House Speaker John Boehner crowed that he… More…

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell

Updated 8:50 PM July 31, 2011

So said Mitch McConnell, the Senate Minority Leader, on … More…

Joe Biden

The Budget Deal’s Sacrificial Lamb

Bipartisan budget negotiations led by Vice-President Joe Biden are quietly making progress. Word is that both parties have agreed on about $1 trillion in spending cuts, which Republicans have said are necessary to extend the $14.3 trillion debt ceiling ahead … More…