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Senate Floor 2016 Brawl

A Senate fight on the budget broke out, which can easily be a preview of the 2016 presidential race. Four GOP senators are trying to gain the upper hand on the commander-in-chief test — Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, Ted Cruz and Lindsey Graham — and their competition was on vivid display as the Senate took […]

The spending plan unveiled by House Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price (R-Georgia) could eliminate food stamps for 11 million people. When Republicans say ‘painful cuts’ are necessary, you know they’re talking about hurting the poor. Sure, let’s give the rich every tax break, then blame all of America’s problems on the poor. What a nice […]

Next week, progressives in Congress will release their annual budget proposal. They do this every year, and every year the national news media largely ignores it. Will the elite media report on it this year? Make some noise, and maybe they will. There are alternative ways to run a government budget, but they are just […]

Showing the utmost respect for the commander-in-chief, John Boehner is laughing at the president‘s budget proposal. [He] said the president’s budget proposal released Monday provided the American people with a “good laugh”. Boehner criticized President Obama’s plan that he said calls for higher taxes, more spending and a larger government in Washington. He added the budget […]

President Obama addressed the reasoning behind his budget, saying it’s paid for with a combination of tax cuts for middle income Americans and increases on the wealthy. And he reminded us–twice–that, on his watch the deficit was reduced by two-thirds. The GOP will respond this spring with a balanced-budget outline that promises to ease the […]

In an effort to get domestic companies booking huge foreign earnings to invest more in the U.S., President Barack Obama will propose a one-time tax on the firms’ overseas profits to help fund the repair of the country’s crumbling transportation infrastructure, the Associated Press reported Sunday. The White House apparently believes it can drum up […]

President Obama reveals his budget Monday. President Obama will propose a 10-year budget on Monday that stabilizes the federal deficit but does not seek balance, instead focusing on policies to address income inequality as he adds nearly $6 trillion to the debt. The budget — $4 trillion for the 2016 fiscal year — would hit […]

Obama Presents Budget Monday

Now read this:NIH: We’d Have An Ebola Vaccine But For Budget Cuts (Oct 13, 2014) Medicare Budget Concerns Easing (Aug 31, 2014) Good News/Bad News On Budget (Jul 19, 2014) Senate Confirms Shaun Donovan As New OMB Director (Jul 10, 2014) Rand Paul: Carter Better Than Reagan On Spending (Apr 23, 2014) March’s Deficit Lowest […]

Cooking The Numbers

One of the first things Republicans did upon taking control of Congress was requiring the Congressional Budget Office to use “dynamic scoring” when assessing tax cuts (but not spending increases).  My latest column for The Hill explores this cynical move: At best, the change to dynamic scoring will affect a very small number of bills […]

OK, that’s a picture of a cronut, not a cromnibus, but there is no question about which one is tastier.  My latest column talks about why we had better get used to the type of horse-trading represented in the cromnibus though. The debate over the cromnibus will be replayed on a larger scale from October […]

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