Articles Tagged 'budget deficits'
Coburn proposes $9 trillion deficit cut measure
By Andrew Taylor,Â Associated Press
WASHINGTON â€” One of the Senate’s staunchest budget-cutters unveiled Monday a massive plan to cut the nation’s deficit by $9… READ MORE
Minnesotans starting to feel impact of state shutdown
By Mark Sommerhauser, St. Cloud (Minn.) Times
Bob Pogatchnik has spent 25 years in the workforce. Now, Minnesota’s state government shutdown has put him in an unfamiliar place: the unemployment line.
Pogatchnik, 45, of Albany, is a Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) mechanic. He applied for unemployment insurance Tuesday after he was laid off because of the shutdown.
The reality… READ MORE
Budget Panel: Obama Deficit Plan Saves Less Than Advertised
A leading panel of budget experts estimated Thursday that President Obama’s latest spending plan does not save as much money as theÂ White House… READ MORE
$6B budget cut: A â€˜limitâ€™ for Democrats, a nick for GOP
By Stephen Dinan,Â The Washington Times
A top Senate Democrat said Sunday that the $6 billion in additional spending cuts that his party offered is the limit Democrats can accept â€” drawing a line well short of Republicansâ€™ goal with less than two weeks to go before a government shutdown if the two sides canâ€™t agree.
Sen. Richard J. Durbin … READ MORE
Obama to offer $3.7 trillion budget blueprint
ByÂ Lori Montgomery, The Washington Post
Senior administration officials cast the document as a responsible alternative to the deep spending cuts that Republicans will urge… READ MORE
Raising taxes on rich unlikely to cut deficit
By Patrice Hill, The Washington Times
Taxing wealthier people is back in style with Democrats in the White House and running Congress, but the government’s… READ MORE
Obama’s new adversary
By Shawn Tully, senior editor at largeMarch 4, 2010: 11:45 AM ET
(Fortune Magazine) — On the eve of President Barack Obama’s winter health-care summit,… READ MORE