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Listener Responses: Big Ideas To Fix The Economy

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

This week we're talking about ways to fix the economy. President Obama is currently on a bus tour, talking to voters in Illinois, Iowa, and Minnesota about his plan to boost the economy. Back in Washington the Congressional "super committee" has begun talks over how to find $1.5 trillion in spending cuts. And here on The Takeaway, we're asking listeners to share their ideas.

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Is the 'Super Committee' Doomed to Fail?

Thursday, August 11, 2011

The Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction was part of the Budget Control Act of 2011, which Congress passed last week. The bipartisan committee is made up of six Senators and six Representatives, with an equal number of Republicans and Democrats represented. These are the same Democrats and Republicans who spent weeks and months in a deadlock over the national debt. The committee must produce debt-reducing legislation by November 23 — what is the likelihood that they will be successful?

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Opinion: Democrats Have Enabled the Tea Party's Toxic Economic Platform

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

There's an acceptance that somehow government needs to be smaller, the free market will provide a solution and we're all waiting for the wealth to trickle down. Both sides are saying it - the real difference is that Tea Party fanatics are acting on it with all their convictions.

-Justin Krebs, It's A Free Country blogger.

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