Editors' Blog

Update on deficit commission – chairs' report falls

Good news from labor-affiliated Alliance for Retired Americans:

Real deal on fixing Social Security

Everyone knows that every private corporation in America would love to be able to predict that over the next 40 years they will remain financially solvent.

Jobs top priority, not deficits

AFL-CIO President Rich Trumka last week blasted the deficit commission's report on deficit reduction proposals to cut Social Security benefits.

Economists respond to deficit commission report

From the Economic Policy Insittute:

Deficit commission proposals out today – send 'em back (mostly)

In order to get "blue dog" support in Congress, i.e. enough votes to ensure passage, for some of his programs President Obama promised to create a deficit commission to address concerns about the federal budget, the debt and the deficit.