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House Republicans Signal Support for Budget, No Extension for Unemployment Benefits

House Republicans Signal Support for Budget, No Extension for Unemployment Benefits
House Republicans signaled support Wednesday for a budget deal worked out a day earlier, a plan narrowly drawn but promoted as a way to stabilize Congress' erratic fiscal efforts, avert another government shutdown and mute some of the partisan rancor that has damaged Americans' attitudes about their lawmakers.
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Top Democrat Repeats Social Security Lies

Top Democrat Repeats Social Security Lies
Numerous times over the past few years, Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., has been President Obama's guy in the Senate — especially on progressive issues. However, over the weekend on Fox News Sunday, Durbin said "Social Security will be broke in 20 years," which sounds awfully GOP-ish.
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Debt Deal Settled (For Now), GOP Stymied on Several Key Fronts

Debt Deal Settled (For Now), GOP Stymied on Several Key Fronts
A deal to end the government shutdown and avoid default has been made. Here are just some of the things Republicans didn't get in the deal.
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As Workers Suffer, Conservative House Manufactures Budget Crisis

As Workers Suffer, Conservative House Manufactures Budget Crisis
Over 21 million people are in need of full-time work. Wages are stagnant. The too-big-to-fail banks are bigger and more concentrated than ever. The wealthiest Americans have captured virtually all of the rewards of growth, while most Americans have yet to experience any recovery. Now the Republican Party in the Congress is concocting another manufactured budget crisis.
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Repealing Sequester Would Create 900,000 New Jobs

Repealing Sequester Would Create 900,000 New Jobs
The Economic Policy Institute did some calculations last week and reported that “Repealing Sequestration Would Create 900,000 New Jobs in a Year.” What's worse is that the cuts aren't even saving the American public money.
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Dave Johnson
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One Million New Factory Jobs?

One Million New Factory Jobs?
The American Association of Manufacturers is calling on the President and Congress to make good on promises to boost manufacturing jobs in the United States, specifically the Administration's promise to create one million of those jobs by the end of Obama's tenure.
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Cuts to Meals on Wheels Leave Seniors Hungry, Increase Health Care Costs for Government

Cuts to Meals on Wheels Leave Seniors Hungry, Increase Health Care Costs for Government
You may have heard that Republicans are forcing (even more) cuts in programs like Meals On Wheels. Big deal, another “budget cut” to reduce the dreaded “government spending.” But what does all of this this mean to actual, real people? What really happens to real Americans isn’t real pretty.
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Dave Johnson
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Boehner’s New Debt Limit Ransom: Cuts On Top Of Sequester

Boehner’s New Debt Limit Ransom: Cuts On Top Of Sequester
With the House Republican caucus still squabbling over what ransom they should demand for an increase in the debt limit, Speaker John Boehner issued his own threat this weekend: Cuts greater than the essential increase.
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Bill Scher
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Boehner’s New Debt Limit Ransom: Cuts On Top Of Sequester

Boehner’s New Debt Limit Ransom: Cuts On Top Of Sequester
With the House Republican caucus still squabbling over what ransom they should demand for an increase in the debt limit, Speaker John Boehner issued his own threat yesterday. According to Roll Call, Boehner wants “another round of spending cuts beyond the sequester.” Cuts how big? In Boehner’s word, “greater than the increase in the debt limit.”
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Tank Purchase Shows Uselessness of the Sequester

Tank Purchase Shows Uselessness of the Sequester
I have seen across-the-board cuts to deal with budget problems in both the public and private sectors. They always represent the worst kind of mindless abdication of management responsibility. And they always end up making managers look silly.
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