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Chris Matthews on Disappointment with Obama, Super Committee's Crying 'Uncle'

Monday, November 21, 2011

[Barack Obama] promised to be a transformative president; in that case, you have to tell us what you're going to transform.

—  Chris Matthews, anchor of MSNBC's "Hardball" and NBC's "The Chris Matthews Show," on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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Opinion: Obama Misplayed the Super Committee

Monday, November 21, 2011

Would it really be all that bad they fail, and the big hunk of the federal government has to eat a 7.8 percent budget cut? In short, yes... it would be horrible.

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Opinion: If the Supercommittee Fails, We're All in Big Trouble

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Would it really be all that bad they fail, and the big hunk of the federal government has to eat a 7.8 percent budget cut? In short, yes... it would be horrible.

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Debt Committee Dems Propose First Plan for Cuts

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Democrats on the the Congressional Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, also known as the Super Committee, gave their first proposal to the committee Republicans on Wednesday. The committee is charged with reducing the nation's debt by cutting $1.2 trillion.

Congressional officials, speaking to the Associated Press said the proposed ...

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Opinion: Put Mark Warner on the Debt Supercommittee!

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Mark Warner knows that even if the supercommittee cuts the $1.5 trillion is has been tasked to cut, it just plain isn't enough. We need to lower long-term entitlement spending and get some work done on tax reform to bring in more revenue.

-Solomon Kleinsmith, It's A Free Country blogger.

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Connie Mack's Plan to Balance the Budget, One Penny at a Time

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Florida Congressman Connie Mack has a plan to save the country from its growing deficit, using nothing but pennies.

Mack, a Republican, is promoting a "one-cent solution" to balance the budget in eight years by cutting spending every year by one percent. The proposal, called the One Percent Spending Reduction Act of 2011, aims to eliminate one penny from every dollar spent by the federal government, reducing the GDP from 25 percent to 18 percent and then capping it there.

The ideas seems popular among GOP lawmakers. The Act lists thirteen co-sponsors, and at least one more, Louisiana Senator David Vitter, has announced intention to sign on once the recess is over. Several key conservative organizations have endorsed the plan, including FreedomWorks, the National Taxpayers Union and the One Cent Solution.

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NJ Rep. Lance: Washington Must Next Act on Jobs

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

I am willing to consider the proposals of the president… my personal view is what we need is certainty in the economy.

New Jersey Congressman Leonard Lance (R-7) discusses what he's been hearing from his constituents while Congress is in recess, on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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Explainer: How America Redistributes Wealth, State by State

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

When it comes to divvying up tax revenue, states with richer citizens end up footing the bill for those with lower per capita income.

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National Debt Commission Releases Revised Plan

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

It's been in the news for weeks, but today the National Debt Commission has officially released its revised plan to tackle the deficit. Six members from each party are supposed to bring some of its suggestions for painful cuts to Congress with some real legislating, but members of the Senate and House on both sides of the isle have already come out strongly against the recommendations. Joining us now for more details on the is Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich

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