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Andrew Jackson | The debate over fiscal policy is often framed in the media as one between advocates of higher deficits from Keynesian-style stimulus measures and advocates of deficits through public sector austerity.
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Erin Weir | I think that Standard and Poor's decision -- alone among the major raters -- to downgrade the U.S. has severely discredited the agency (bad pun intended).
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Bruce Campbell | I'm puzzled that the Harper Conservatives are getting such a free ride from the other parties and from the media on their main campaign mantra: that they are the best economic managers.
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Lindsey Beyerstein | The latest contrived showdown between Congressional Republicans and the White House is over what concessions the GOP will demand in order to increase the federal debt ceiling.
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Lindsay Beyerstein | The Republicans are poised to unveil a model budget on Tuesday that would effectively end Medicare by privatizing it, Steve Benen reports in the Washington Monthly.
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Lindsay Beyerstein | Fashionable pundits like to say that the Republican Party has shifted its focus from 'social conservatism' to fiscal conservatism. But is that really true?
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Lindsay Beyerstein | A proposed program to cover counseling sessions for seniors on end-of-life care has risen from the ashes of health-care reform and found a new life in Medicare regulations.
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Lindsay Beyerstein | The deficit commission released its much anticipated list of helpful money-saving tips for the federal government last week. These tips include tax cuts for the rich...
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Lindsay Beyerstein | Last week, the Federal Reserve announced a plan to buy an additional $600 billion worth of Treasury bonds in an attempt to stimulate the economy...
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Zach Carter | Arguments for cutting Social Security aren't really about economics or the deficit. They're all about waging war on social services.
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Zach Carter | The crazy conservative assault on U.S. government spending has become one of the most irrational economic policy debates in recent years.
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Zach Carter | The same conservatives who spent the past year senselessly screaming about the U.S. budget deficit are demanding an extension of the Bush tax cuts for the rich.