The Plum Line: budget


Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 02/17/2014

Liberals mobilize against potential Social Security cuts

Many progressives think Social Security cuts on the table is a dangerous move.

By George Zornick  |  10:02 AM ET, 02/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, chained CPI, entitlements, Social Security

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 12/26/2013

Deficit reduction for thee, but not me

When budget hawks squawk about cuts, it tells you they’re not serious about deficit reduction.

By George Zornick  |  12:55 PM ET, 12/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, deficit, military pensions

Posted at 12:24 PM ET, 11/11/2013

Why Democrats should win the argument about austerity, but probably won’t

Lawmakers ought to be scrambling over each other to rescue the economy, starting with a quick repeal of the sequester. But because Washington is incapable of breaking out of its self-imposed austerity cage, very likely nothing will change.

By Ryan Cooper  |  12:24 PM ET, 11/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  austerity, budget talks, sequester

Posted at 04:19 PM ET, 09/20/2013

Have Democrats already lost on the budget?

Maybe, but there could be a bigger fight next time.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:19 PM ET, 09/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  boehner, budget, government shutdown, Obama

Posted at 02:22 PM ET, 07/29/2013

Why, yes, Ted Cruz is a demagogue

It's all about 2016, whoever gets hurt on the way there -- most certainly including his fellow Republicans

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  02:22 PM ET, 07/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016 elections, budget, health care, Obamacare, Ted Cruz

Posted at 06:12 PM ET, 03/13/2013

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  06:12 PM ET, 03/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Democractic budget, President Obama

Posted at 03:37 PM ET, 03/08/2013

Beltway bubble insulated from reality of sequester

Real people around the country are beginning to tune into the possibility that these spending cuts could do real damage to their communities and to the country's economic recovery.

By Greg Sargent  |  03:37 PM ET, 03/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  barack obama, budget, sequester

Posted at 04:15 PM ET, 02/18/2013

When the sequester hits

Could the cuts in the sequester be enough to get voters outraged? If so, it's hard to see how "we need more cuts than this" is a winning hand.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:15 PM ET, 02/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, sequester

Posted at 05:20 PM ET, 12/31/2012

A deal liberals can live with -- pending part two

The truth is it's extremely hard to evaluate these things even when everything is done and public

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  05:20 PM ET, 12/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  barack obama, budget, fiscal cliff, Harry Reid, john boehner, Mitch McConnell, taxes

Posted at 03:04 PM ET, 12/31/2012

A combative Obama calls, again, for a "balanced" deal

It's hard to figure out what the president was aiming for in the brief press conference he gave this afternoon.

By Jamelle Bouie  |  03:04 PM ET, 12/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  barack obama, budget, fiscal cliff

Posted at 06:46 PM ET, 12/05/2012

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  06:46 PM ET, 12/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, fiscal cliff, Happy Hour Roundup, Marco Rubio, taxes