Articles Tagged 'budget deficits'

Coburn proposes $9 trillion deficit cut measure

July 19, 2011
By Andrew Taylor, Associated Press WASHINGTON — 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

July 7, 2011

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

April 22, 2011 A leading panel of budget experts estimated Thursday that President Obama’s latest spending plan does not save as much money as the White House… READ MORE

$6B budget cut: A ‘limit’ for Democrats, a nick for GOP

March 7, 2011
By Stephen Dinan, 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 — drawing a line well short of Republicans’ goal with less than two weeks to go before a government shutdown if the two sides can’t agree. Sen. Richard J. Durbin …

Obama to offer $3.7 trillion budget blueprint

February 14, 2011
By 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

April 15, 2010
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

March 5, 2010
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

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