A depressing economic forecast, an argument for pot research, and more
The Washington Post ran a big takeout Sunday on Social Security, its longterm solvency, and budget policy. Dean Baker, Paul Krugman, et al, went bananas.
"We've reached the point where the dynamic needs to change"
Government agencies are auctioning off anything they can find to fill holes in budgets
Partisan maneuvering focuses on voting on budgets no one expects to pass
Tea Partiers are you. They don't want to cut entitlements
A Democratic stunt creates chaos on the House floor
Because the deal mainly cut money that might not have been spent in the first place
The reasons why they found it disingenuous and distasteful
We're keeping track of the lobbyist victories unrelated to spending in the budget fight
ABC News caught the vice president (and maybe a lady behind him) on tape
And decries Republican attempts to change "the basic social compact in America"
The Corporation for Public Broadcasting was fully funded in the budget deal
The Republican senator wants the money put back into the budget
The Tea Party queen seems to advocate cutting a deal to avoid a government shutdown
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