Ezra Klein did a piece yesterday offering the conventional deficit dove position on deficits and debt. Here’s a commentary on it.
|By: foxglove Sunday October 17, 2010 9:36 am|
What the owners of the Tea Party really want.
|By: Dean Baker Monday October 11, 2010 3:17 pm|
Voters have a right to know whether candidates to Congress will protect Social Security from cuts. If members or candidates refuse to sign a pledge against cuts, then it is reasonable to assume that they support cutting Social Security.
|By: Dean Baker Monday October 4, 2010 12:40 pm|
The deficit hawks have held up the threat of borrowing from China as an excuse to cut Social Security and Medicare. In reality, the budget deficit has almost nothing to do with borrowing from China.
|By: ubetchaiam Wednesday September 29, 2010 9:09 pm|
Corporations given okay to trade slaves in ruling.
|By: Dean Baker Monday September 27, 2010 8:12 am|
President Obama’s deficit commission has been plotting in dark rooms to cut Social Security. Rather than have this issue be debated in the election, they intend to spring their scheme on Congress after the election.
|By: Dean Baker Friday September 24, 2010 2:27 pm|
The Washington Post really really wants to cut Social Security and can’t resist getting its view in almost every news story that touches on the issue.
|By: Dean Baker Monday September 13, 2010 2:28 pm|
According to rumors in recent news reports, the deficit commission plans to cut Social Security benefits for middle-income beneficiaries.
|By: letsgetitdone Tuesday September 7, 2010 10:50 pm|
Orszag’s maiden voyage at the New York Times entitled “One Nation, Two Deficits,” is full of myths, and that’s the polite way to say it. I’ll review these and comment on each of them one-by-one.
|By: Dean Baker Friday August 27, 2010 4:27 am|
Alan Simpson is just the most visible of the deficit hawks who don’t have a clue about the issues they are discussing.