Nation Topics - Budget Wars
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Candidates who ran on slashing Medicare and Social Security lost big in November. But that doesn’t stop Pete Peterson from pushing the fantasy that voters’ biggest concern is the deficit.
The “Fix the Debt” campaign is pure astroturf: corporate cash machinery masquerading as a grassroots uprising.
Dire warnings about the deficit don’t add up mathematically. But then, Fix the Debt is not really about the economy, it’s about gutting Medicare, Social Security and other social programs.
Not once has Obama’s nominee voted to reject a defense budget.
In the looming debt-ceiling fight, progressives must make the case for protecting social programs, raising revenues and cutting the Pentagon budget.
What really happened on Capitol Hill this week, and a look ahead to the budget battles on the horizon.
The median income of people over age 65 is less than $20,000. The solution is not to cut that further.
A few key points to keep in mind during the "fiscal cliff" negotiations.
The “fiscal cliff” is being used to demand cuts that would otherwise be politically impossible.
How to get yourself to the edge of the fiscal abyss and not jump.