[Update] Since original publication, Senator Hatch’s Press Secretary was kind enough to both read and comment that the Senator’s proposal is only intended to be a short term fix and that the Senator has proposed more long term solutions to Medicare and Medicaid. The proposal dates back to the end of January and can be found […]
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT… Our federal government is on the verge of shutting down. And President Obama wants Congressional Republicans to do what he says (pass his budget), not what he does (ignore their budget). The United States government doesn’t have a budget for fiscal year 2011, yet. If it doesn’t pass one by […]
Because it’s been one of those days, I give you a lesson in the federal deficit.
I had lunch with a fascinating guy today: Matthias Shapiro, or @politicalmath if you’re on Twitter. Matthias has done a few amazing visualizations on YouTube to demonstrate the realities of America’s budgetary problems. He explained to me that he got started when he heard President Obama offer, early in his term, to cut $100 billion […]
How might the new Congress avoid the “do-nothing” trap and prove to the American people that they heard the message and actually provide solutions that limit the growth of government and decrease the federal deficit? I sat at lunch the other day with a friend, and last weeks election came up. The Republicans won, he […]