Trillion-dollar annual US deficits are unprecedented, and many voters are alarmed by them. But the public also wants a jobs recovery. How those dual issues will affect Election 2010 races.
The argument for extending the high-end tax cuts have gone wobbly. It would be more convincing if the Republican line were something other than “no new taxes, ever.” The economic and fiscal circumstances may change, but the prescription remains the same.
The $34 billion jobs bill that stalled in the Senate last week could help millions of Americans and directly support the economy.
Stimulus now, coupled with a medium to long-term deficit plan, will spur job creation and cap the potential increase in interest rates.
President Obama has his work cut out for him on the President’s fiscal commission, and groups on both ends of the political spectrum are already saying the panel's unlikely to succeed. Are tax increases the way to go?
Think this weekend's vote on the new health care bill was tough? Congress's 2020 decisions will be tougher.