Medicare

The Payroll Tax Emergency Is ... Over?
January 03, 2013

In 2012, President Obama told us maintaining the payroll tax cut was vital to economic growth. In 2013, he's forgotten all about it.

Over the Cliff? A Better Deal Would Be Worth the Wait
December 28, 2012

Worry less about when a "fiscal cliff" deal comes and more about what it entails.

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.

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