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Holiday Weekend Washington News

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

President Barack Obama holds a news conference in the East Room of the White House. (Getty)

Ben White, chief economic correspondent for Politico, will discuss what Washington political news has occurred over the extended holiday weekend, and what needs to happen on Capitol Hill before January 1st.

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Comments [5]

Ben White - winner of a hack award along with Politico???

It's time to get better guests who deal in facts, not DC "common wisdom."

Solution for Social Security: repeal the wage/salary cap for FICA taxes, add in "carried interest" & other payments & Social Security is set.

Dec. 26 2012 10:22 AM
Sheldon from Brooklyn

The world will not end if there is no agreement by Jan 1st.

If there is no breakthrough by the 15th, we should start to worry.

Only when the effects of the sequester start to affect the economy and Americans - as the government shutdown did in the 90's, will congress and the president be forced to do a deal.

Dec. 26 2012 10:21 AM
Tim from NJ

Norm Ornstein said it best: paraphrasing “Its called the end game because nothing will happen until the end"

Dec. 26 2012 10:20 AM

Stop the COLA cut: it is sadist and class-warfare : There is no reason to touch Social Security, it is not part of the deficit. To allow this to be discussed as a danger to the U.S. fiscal situation is insane: Please state the facts, which seems WNYC is afraid to say:

http://tinyurl.com/cfmsop5

Dec. 26 2012 10:17 AM
RUCB_Alum from Central New Jersey

Let me get this straight...

After 8 years of deficit spending under Bush during which we doubled the national debt and the GOP took no substantial action to rein in spending, we now want to attack the social insurance programs that were paid for via payroll taxes - the one bucket that the bad policy of the last decade that the GOP did not touch?

Why should I see this as anything less than organized crime?

Dec. 26 2012 10:16 AM

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