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Opinion

Opinion: The Debt Limit Isn’t the Problem. Spending Is

Headline after headline during recent months has centered on the fight to raise the nation’s debt ceiling. Many emphasized a potential doomsday scenario that could unfold if the limit isn’t lifted or suspended by October 18. It’s gotten so bad, the Biden administration is even looking into what it would do if the impasse can’t be averted. This fight,

Politics

Can you hear me now? Centrist positioning makes Sinema a player, pariah

Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema’s refusal to back the Biden administration’s $3.5 trillion social and clean-energy spending package has made her a target for Democrats – and possibly “the most powerful person in Washington right now,” one analyst said. It’s not the first time that Sinema, a Democrat, has bucked her party on high-profile measures that

Taxes

Biden Spending Plan Violates Pledge Not To Tax Middle Class, Experts Say

Economists are warning of hidden taxes in the new federal budget going through Congress, despite President Joe Biden’s pledge to oppose increases for people making less than $400,000 a year. During his campaign and in the White House, Biden has repeated his no-tax pledge again and again. As recently as this May Biden assured Americans, ‘”Anybody making

Opinion

Opinion: Balancing the Budget Is Not on Either Party’s Immediate Agenda

Remember when President Clinton worked with the Republican-led House to balance the federal budget? That was more than 20 years ago. Where is such bipartisanship today? Actually, there is bipartisanship on the budget. It has just been flipped on its head. Democrats and Republicans are as uninterested in balancing the budget as they are committed

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