Congress and the Budget

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Inside the dome of the U.S. Capitol Building, Washington, D.C. (O Palsson/flickr)

Elizabeth Williamson, Wall Street Journal reporter based in Washington, reviews political news in D.C.— from the ongoing effects of the sequester cuts to the budget proposals from Paul Ryan.



Elizabeth Williamson

Comments [9]

Brian why are you wasting radio time with "tea leave reading"???? Speculation by a WSJ reporter as to actions not yet taken are BS.

By the way, did either of you remember that it is the Constitutional duty of the House to make up a budget, not the Senate & not the POTUS?????

Slow news day or not - what a waste of air time.

Mar. 12 2013 11:01 AM
Bob from Brooklyn

It's time for a revo-lution...

Mar. 12 2013 10:57 AM
RUCB_Alum from Central New Jersey

Maybe Mr. Ryan is too young to remember who shot the hard-won budget surplus that Clinton left us with to hell but I'm not.

Believing the GOP on anything regarding the budget and spending is definitely a case of 'Fool me once...'

Shaving growth in entitlements AFTER having raided the Treasury for their own aggrandizement is still robbery. They are nothing but well-dressed, articulate thieves.

Mar. 12 2013 10:54 AM
Bob from Brooklyn

Who gets blame for this debt? Greatest Generation or Baby Boomers?

Mar. 12 2013 10:53 AM
Bob from Brooklyn

Let's sell advertising on the side of the capitol building and white house? Put some ads on the supreme court too and the billboards on the mall. Get that cash, yo.

Mar. 12 2013 10:53 AM
Bob from Brooklyn


Mar. 12 2013 10:46 AM
Robert from NYC

Yes Mr. Chuzzzlewit, just like the Cheney/Bush administration. You are correct. Two failing administrations in a row. Time to give an enema to the entirety of three bodies of government and fill it up with entirely new people. I prefer term limits.

Mar. 12 2013 09:00 AM
Martin Chuzzlewit from Manhattan

“The sequestration fight has once again shown us that Barack Obama has a defective public character and a post-modern attitude toward truth. He simply makes things up as he goes along. There are few things he will not do, and fewer things he will not say, in order to undermine his opponents and advance his cause.”

Mar. 12 2013 07:19 AM
Martin Chuzzlewit from Manhattan

Barack Obama’s Defective Public Character - COMMENTARY MAGAZINE

“To understand why, let’s update our effort to follow the bouncing Obama ball ...

-The president and his administration are responsible for the sequestration idea.
-Before that fact became widely known, Mr. Obama misled Americans of that fact.
-As even top White House adviser Gene Sperling was forced to admit on Sunday, “Yes, we put forward the design of how to do that.”
-Over the last several weeks, the president vilified sequestration as a brutal, savage, and inhumane idea.
-Will the president pay a political price for this fairly remarkable (and empirically demonstrable) record of dishonesty, inconsistency, and hypocrisy, to say nothing of inflicting unnecessary pain on the country he was elected to serve?”

Mar. 12 2013 07:18 AM

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