The Deficit and National Debt
The plan makes cuts to Social Security and Medicare and increases taxes but is unlikely to be enacted.
Reduce the rate of increase in federal spending without raising taxes.
The Arkansas Senator-elect hasn't decided whether to support Jim DeMint's proposed ban on GOP earmarks.
A bipartisan panel's plan to cut the $13.7 trillion debt is being met with massive controversy.
The steps needed to balance the budget will be so unpopular that they can only happen under a second-term president.
House Tea Party leader says her anti-tax, anti-spending plan now "achievable."
Would a House Speaker Boehner work toward more centrist policies?
Patriotism requires sacrifice, and we will all pay a price to put our economy back on track.
The bipartisan leaders of the deficit commission released a proposal to rein in spiraling debt.
Simpson-Bowles charts a smart, fair path toward controlling government spending while preserving the social safety net