Bipartisan Deficit Plan News
Where Are They Now: President Obama's 2013 State of the Union Proposals
Now that the annual ritualistic State of the Union address is here again, it’s worth taking a look at what the Union has managed to accomplish in the last year, according to the blueprint President Obama laid out in his 2013 address. Spoiler alert: not...
House Republicans Wait at a Table for Dems to Negotiate Budget
Eight House Republicans were appointed to negotiate a budget deal with Senate Democrats today and actually sat at a table to await some senators. When no one showed up, the Republicans said it was an example of the Senate Dems’ refusal to negotiate to reach...
President Obama: There Is No Debt Crisis
There has been no shortage of dire warnings about the mounting US national debt, but President Obama is now offering a different assessment: no big deal. “We don’t have an immediate crisis in terms of debt,” President Obama said in an exclusive interview with George...
The Democratic Budget: Unbalanced Balance?
You talk about the need for balance and many times when president has put out some entitlement reforms critical part of balance. You expect. You hope when the senate Democrats released their budget tomorrow. It has its entitlement reforms what president. Well I always I will wait for the the budget
Obama Vows to Manage Sequester 'As Best We Can'
President Obama today vowed to continue working with Republicans to develop a long-term deficit reduction plan, while making it clear that the sequester — the automatic government spending cuts that kicked in over the weekend – would not prevent him from pursuing his broader second-term agenda. ...
PM Note: Jeb Charges Into Immigration Debate, Going All French on Deficit , Sequester Watch, A White House Petition Success Story
‘It’s Time to Legalize Cell Phone Unlocking,’ Says White House – And in response to a ‘We the People’ petition, no less – http://abcn.ws/XOQAH7 (Joanna Stern) Going All French - Sequester + Cliff Deal – “It may be the petit bargain, I guess,” Jay Carney...
The Sequester and 4 Other Times Washington Jumped the Shark
A couple of years ago, politicians in Washington, D.C., ginned up a batch of automatic spending cuts so severe they would force lawmakers to reach a deal on a more reasonable deficit-reduction plan instead. They failed to reach such an agreement, triggering the cuts, commonly known as the
Obama's 'Jedi Mind Meld' a Sci Fi Faux Pas
It had no real bearing on his press conference about the very serious matter of the U.S. deficit and the upcoming sequester, but the President showed himself to be neither committed Trekkie nor Star Wars fanboy at a White House press conference today. Related: Obama,...
President Obama, Congressional Leaders Fail to Avert Sequester Cuts
President Obama and congressional leaders today failed to reach a breakthrough to avert a sweeping package of automatic spending cuts, setting into motion $85 billion of across-the-board belt-tightening that neither had wanted to see. Obama met for just over an hour at the White House today with
Countdown To Cuts
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES THE SEQUESTER GOES LOCAL: Just days remain for Congress to agree to a deficit-reduction deal that would avoid triggering the $85 billion package of automatic cuts that would be split among the federal government over seven months, half from the...