Since January 1, they've passed legislation that would increase the long-term debt by nearly $800 billion.
The Ultimate, Definitive Guide to the Budget Deficit
July 16, 2014
Step 1: Stop worrying about it so much.
Welcome to the sad, hypocritical end of the austerians
We've Made Huge Progress on the Long-Term Debt
May 06, 2014
It may have hurt the economy, but long-term debt projections are way down.
The budget disproportionately balances the budget with cuts to programs for low-income Americans while leaving seniors unscathed.
Someone Else's Debt Could Ruin Your Credit Rating
March 31, 2014
Everyone is susceptible to the scary, careless world of debt collecting.
Severe cuts that stifle the recovery, it turns out, won't make a real difference on our debt. Will Congress listen?
Who are the Poorest Politicians in Congress?
January 10, 2014
For the first time in history, over half of members of Congress are millionaires. But almost as striking as the many public servants who are raking in the big bucks is the fact that the 24 members at the bottom of the list are all deep in the red (and members 505-508 have a net worth of $0). Meet the five poorest members of Congress.
When Should Debt-Ceiling Drama Scare You? Right About Now.
October 08, 2013
Economic doomsday is approaching. And while we don’t know the exact date, we’re starting to get a pretty good idea.
To Understand the Budget Debate, You Need to Understand the Sequester. Here's a Quick Primer.
September 29, 2013
Someday, these budget wars are going to end.