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.
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?
Tuesday, August 09, 2011
By Justin Krebs : IAFC Blogger
-Justin Krebs, It's A Free Country blogger.