Let's be clear: Governor Scott Walker and his Republican colleagues aren't really trying to balance the budget. They're using budget shortfalls caused by their own reckless tax cuts as a pretext for attacking collective-bargaining rights and the union movement.
Social Security won't be a problem for another 26 years, and even then, the problem can be solved.
President has made innovation the centerpiece of his push to revive the American economy. He traveled to Silicon Valley Thursday to woo CEOs in the capital of American innovation.
Jacob Lew responded Thursday to a report that some senators are working on legislation that would trigger tax hikes and spending cuts if Congress fails to live within spending targets.
A proposal to raise the marginal tax on incomes over $15 million to 70 percent seems unrealistic to some, but under President Eisenhower, the highest marginal tax rate was 91 percent.
Social Security, Medicare not addressed in president's budget proposal, even though his budget commission did tackle Social Security.