Tag Archive for Deficit Spending

Rationalization and Obligation, Part I: No Magic Bullets? New Economic Perspectives

The media and politicians in both parties are still largely echoing the Administration’s framing of the fiscal situation and absolving the President of his share of the blame for the debt limit crisis. They’re reinforcing his message They’re also preparing the way for a compromise, that will, almost certainly, result in hurtful cuts to Government spending including renewed consideration of “the Great Betrayal,” also known as “the Grand Bargain,” including passage of the chained CPI cuts to Social Security over the objections of a large majority of the American people.

Declaring the Grand Bargain Dead Is Premature – New Economic Perspectives

This is a syndicated repost courtesy of New Economic Perspectives. To view original, click here. Reposted with permission. Stories in The Washington Post and the New York Times have some in the blogosphere proclaiming that it’s time to celebrate the death of the Grand Bargain, and others at least raising a question about its death.…

Jack Lew: Avoiding Default Is Your Responsibility Too – New Economic Perspectives

This is a syndicated repost courtesy of New Economic Perspectives. To view original, click here. Reposted with permission. With the end of the Summer break, now comes the return of the debt limit dance. From Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew’s letter to John Boehner: “Congress should act as soon as possible to protect America’s good credit…

Impact of Sequester on California- Chriss W. Street

 Over the weekend, the White House released a report detailing some of the programs and services in California that would be impacted beginning Friday, March 1st, by the White House Budget cuts necessary to meet sequestration requirements. The Administration has threatened that the cuts will result in a massive contraction of the national economy. The…

Businessweek’s “How Europe’s Contagion May Hit the U.S. Economy” Ignores its Benefits to US Economy

Businessweek argues that the European crisis is hurting the US economy. It ignores ignores the fact that European capital flight is driving US interest rates through the floor, and more importantly, directly funding US government deficit spending. Even a small reduction in that spending would result in a stall in the US economy. The US…