Medicare

Obama's Tax Hikes Won't Be Nearly Big Enough
December 28, 2012

Republicans want to reduce the size of the federal government, and they won’t take no for an answer. “I just want to shrink it down to the size where we can drown it in the bathtub,” Grover Norquist famously declared. And in negotiations over the fiscal cliff, they have insisted on cutting spending rather than raising taxes. “The President wants to pretend that spending isn’t the problem,” House Speaker John Boehner has complained. Democrats, for their part, have responded defensively.

The Fiscal Cliff Is Just an Early Battle in a War Dems Will Win
December 28, 2012

Conservatives who see the fiscal-cliff fight as the welfare state's last stand are sorely mistaken.

Boehner’s Plan B Didn’t Fix Our Budget's Biggest Problem—But Neither Will Obama’s
December 21, 2012

Both plans jeopardize America's ability to invest in its future.

In Fiscal Talks, It's Groundhog Day
December 20, 2012

Yes, the House Republican caucus is still crazy.

A Fiscal Deal Is Emerging—But Is It Any Good?
December 17, 2012

Obama and Boehner may be near agreement on the fiscal cliff. Should liberals be satisfied?

Five People Politico Should Have Called for Its Terrible Article on Fixing the Economy
December 11, 2012

When Politico declared a consensus on how to fix the economy, they forgot to call some folks—say, economists. So, we made the calls for them.

Yank the Chain: Washington's Terrible New Social Security Fix
December 11, 2012

Why the latest bipartisan idea to cut the deficit--"chaining" Consumer Price Index increases for Social Security--is a loser.

No, Don't Raise the Retirement Age
December 10, 2012

Raising the eligibility age for Medicare is still a lousy idea. Here's a better one.

GOPocalypse: A Guide to Republican Purges
December 06, 2012

Who's trashing whom on the right? Here's a handy guide to post-election GOP recrimination.

The Fiscal Cliff Is Better than Boehner's Lousy Offer
December 03, 2012

Why the country would be better off going over the cliff than accepting Boehner's offer.

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