Sunday, November 25, 2012

Entitlement reform

  • Dems, GOP make overtures on fiscal cliff

    Volatile issues of tax hikes and entitlement reform continue to be daunting obstacles to a deal and both Sens. Dick Durbin, D-Ill.

  • Entitlement Reforms, Taxes Considered to Take on Fiscal Cliff

    Are stepping in our very -- Texans joining us now live from Washington DC rich what do you -- Well good morning to -- the -- to the fiscal -- negotiations Republicans say will talk increased tax revenue.

  • Entitlement reform: Why Obama faces tough sell to supporters

    Third Way, a group that supports entitlement reform in order to make way for spending on other priorities like education and infrastructure, found that 9 in 10 Obama voters are are worried about the long-term solvency of Medicare and Social Security ...

  • Sen. Dick Durbin: Medicare, Medicaid Fair Game in Talks to Avoid Fiscal Cliff

    Dick Durbin said today that his Democratic colleagues in the House and Senate should be willing to address entitlement programs like Medicare and Medicaid in deficit reduction negotiations.

  • Entitlement reform must be on the table

    AS BIPARTISAN negotiations over avoiding the "fiscal cliff" draw nearer, many of President Obama's core Democratic supporters are urging him to fix the debt through defense cuts and tax increases rather than by tackling Social Security, Medicare and ...

  • Dems to GOP: No Entitlement Reforms

    And on Wednesday, Senate Democratic leaders said no to another Republican priority when they rejected putting any entitlement reforms forward ahead of Friday's meeting. In fact, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid talked only about what he won't accept ...

  • Business coalition calls for financially sustainable entitlements

    A multi-industry business coalition sent a letter to Congress and the president Wednesday imploring them to take immediate action on entitlement reform. "If we are ever to get control of these large deficits and rising debt levels, we must get control ...

  • Fiscal Cliff 2013: Why Entitlement Reform Must Happen Now

    If there is one thing we can be sure of relating to the fiscal cliff, it is that rich people will be paying more taxes in 2013. The electorate has given the president a mandate to take more money from the wealthy, and influential billionaires and ...

  • Romney Entitlement Reform Not A Third Rail In 2012

    Far from being a millstone around his candidacy, Romney is wielding his entitlement reform plans as a weapon - on the stump and in campaign ads.

  • Schock: Don't cut entitlement on current recipients

    Jacksonville's representative in Congress believes entitlement reform will keep America from falling off the dreaded "fiscal cliff".

  • Boehner: Cut programs, don't raise taxes

    "Let's focus on tax reform that closes special interest loopholes and lowers tax rates," he said. "Instead of accepting arbitrary cuts that will endanger our national defense, let's get serious about shoring up the entitlement programs that are the ...

  • Health Care Cuts Are Coming: Here's Where Liberals Say You Can Slice

    As the White House and Congress debate taxes and entitlement reform, an influential liberal think tank is offering what appears to be an olive branch: a plan to squeeze savings out of Medicare - long a target of GOP cuts - that Democrats can support.

  • On entitlements, abstract aspirations meet concrete political reality [Updated]

    Yet the last two years of drumbeat on America's dire fiscal condition may have improved the political ground for not just touching the third rails of American politics, tax increases and entitlement reform, but grabbing them with both parties' hands ...

  • Patrick Nolan: The pension system needs reform, but "raiding" funds is not the ...

    Patrick Nolan: The pension system needs reform, but "raiding" funds is not the way to build a culture of savings. Dr Patrick Nolan is the Chief Economist of the independent think tank Reform.

  • Some Republicans move away from no-tax pledge

    That means a compromise with Obama and Democrats, who insist on more tax revenue being part of a package that includes spending cuts and entitlement reforms. GOP turning on Norquist? Economist: Tax wealth, not income. Congress approaches fiscal ...

  • Elderly should expect to use equity to pay for retirement

    Elderly should expect to use equity to pay for retirement. Homeowners should use their housing wealth to fund healthcare and retirement costs and work longer, said think tank Reform in its report, Entitlement reform.

  • Ayotte: No higher tax rates in 'fiscal cliff' deal

    A deal to avoid the "fiscal cliff" should include entitlement reforms as well as new revenues - but not higher tax rates - Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.

  • Sen. Portman: Extend Bush-era tax rates for six months to strike debt deal

    "I would accept anything that has to do with pro-growth tax reform, one, and, two, entitlement reform," Portman continued.

  • Postal Reform in the Lame Duck?

    And regardless of whether Congress passes "reform" legislation in the lame-duck or next year, it will end up just kicking the can down the road.

  • Mississippi's Wicker sees way off 'fiscal cliff'

    (AP) - Mississippi's junior U.S. senator says Republicans are willing to meet President Barack Obama's call for new revenue to stave off tax increases and deep cuts in government programs - but only if Democrats accept what he calls entitlement reform.

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