In a speech to a Morgan Stanley group on April 18, 2013, WikiHillary praised the SimpsonBowles deficit reduction plan, which included reforming the tax code to increase investment and entrepreneurship and raising certain taxes and trimming some spending and entitlements to make them more sustainable. The ultimate shape of that grand bargain could take many […]
Way to rally the base Turtle Neck! NY Times: No Social Security Raises Even if Medicare Soars WASHINGTON — The 60 million people on Social Security will not receive any cost-of-living increase in their benefits in 2016, the government said Thursday, but because of a quirk in federal law, nearly one-third of Medicare beneficiaries could […]
by run75411 Who foots the “grand deal (no capitalization on purpose)” costs. Everything You Need to Know about the Fiscal Cliff Deal “Wonkblog” Zachary Goldfarb This was the model to describe what would happen if the Grand Deal increase in taxes fell upon those Household Taxpayers making greater than $200,000 (individual) and $250,000 (family) (Tax […]
The GOP’s extortion demands: cut Social Security or we’ll shoot the country in the foot The GOP created the fiscal cliff beginning with the “temporary” tax cuts passed in 2001, 2003 and 2004 under the Bush administration, all as purportedly temporary provisions with sunset dates. They hoped that the passage of the tax cuts would, […]
Dean Baker takes note of the code word ‘tweaking’ regarding Social Security, and points us to one aspect of the Grand Bargain thinking apparently in vogue in DC.