While the GOP plan would deliver this harsh blow to working families, it would add some $629 billion to the deficit in order to provide new tax cuts for the richest 2 percent of Americans.
Whether and how the Obama economic team shifts after the departure of Summers will reflect much more than simply what the president would like to do.
Fortune 500 companies are sitting on $1.18 trillion while Alan Simpson calls seniors "greedy geezers" - but cheers to the folks and organizations who are doing something about it.
My trip through the Great Plains was pretty tame compared to the travels of Jack Kerouac and Ken Kesey, but this gray-haired son did make a few observations along the way.
DALLAS - In our town, small groups are forming to oppose local government cuts and layoffs - but the downside is, they are largely working against each other.
Who is surprised that the banking industry is drawing a line in the sand to prevent the nomination of Elizabeth Warren to head the new consumer financial protection agency?
The Times muddies the water on taxes, Social Security, Medicare, and a few other things - are we surprised?
Hopefully, the weather this weekend will be a lot better than the economic news.
For the Republican Party, which tells lies as fast as McDonald's makes burgers, there are no moral restraints, only the overarching desire for power.
This collaboration between a progressive historian and an underground comic artist brings the New Deal's politics and radicalism to life in a relevant time.