Sen. Tom Coburn, a Republican from Oklahoma, told "Morning with Joe" Scarborough that the folks in the federal government are wasting $200 billion of taxpayer dollars - each year.
Let's drop the whole notion of "entitlement." Just eliminate it. Politicians, pundits and academics who talk about entitlements would then have to name the actual programs and argue their merits and demerits. This would encourage clarity and candor.
President Barack Obama and Congress have until March 27 to reach a budget agreement to avert a government shutdown. If they don't meet the deadline, federal agencies will halt many public services and send "non-excepted" workers home without pay.
It turns out that President Obama's Office of Management and Budget is no more trustworthy than the rest of his administration. His budget, unsurprisingly to conservatives, is not "balanced" and does not deliver on its promise to cut $1.
As the economy begins to show signs of strength, people naturally want to know, how long will the damage from the financial crisis linger? A new paper from the Bank of England suggests it may be much longer than we would like.
Only a handful of legislative days remain to resolve the devastating cuts to our military, known as sequestration, before the campaign trail becomes the sole focus of political activity.
The unemployment rate remains stuck at more than 8 percent. More investment in roads, water systems, airports and other public infrastructure would bring both short- and long-term benefits.
A weak labor market, like the one we've experienced since the 2008 financial crisis, imposes enormous stress on people. Given the added anxiety created by a weak economy, you might think life expectancy would decline.
...a huge burden on our nation's security?How much? Well of the $3.8 trillion budget proposed by the Office of Management and Budget, $851 billion is designated for defense spending. A measly $820 billion is slated for Social Security...
"In a second term," Mitt Romney darkly warned in a speech to the National Rifle Association last month, President Barack Obama "would be unrestrained by the demands of re-election.
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