Medicare won't be around for their entire retirement, 2 of 3 baby boomers tell AP poll.
12/29/2010 10:04 pm
Like Americans, Germans get frustrated by big government, but they share a conviction that it has a mandate to provide security and help citizens help themselves. America's ideological standoff over government's role, meanwhile, is paralyzing its politics and thwarting economic progress.
12/29/2010 09:45 am
Congress can cut the budget without hurting Social Security, Medicare, and other social insurance programs.
12/28/2010 02:20 pm
After President Obama's debt commission, Social Security is becoming a popular target for fiscal hawks. But Social Security will never add a dime to the debt, and Washington ought to be paying more attention to an actual crisis: the retirement income deficit.
12/28/2010 09:35 am
The Obama administration is set to expand options for 'end of life' counseling for Medicare recipients. The White House says it's practical. Sarah Palin says it's akin to 'death panels.'
12/27/2010 08:57 pm
The tax deal passed Thursday night embodies the essence of Reaganomics: reduce taxes on the wealthy and shrink government (except for defense).
12/17/2010 02:47 pm
New surveys discover that many Americans want to cut the deficit, but they reject any plans other than raising taxes on the wealthy.
12/14/2010 02:55 pm
Justice Kennedy will probably be the swing vote on a case concerning the individual mandate. Here is what he may well say against this linchpin of the Obama health-care law.
12/14/2010 12:24 pm
Republicans have long argued that the problem with the economy is too much government and too much regulation. By freezing spending and cutting taxes, is President Obama agreeing with them?
12/13/2010 03:20 pm
Tackling the $13.8 trillion federal debt isn't a partisan issue. It's a matter of America's future prosperity. Extending Bush-era tax cuts may make economic sense now, but President Obama and Congress must come together and make tough decisions to cut spending and raise revenue.
12/13/2010 02:32 pm