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US Politics & Gov't

No Baby Formula for Poor Kids? Sequester Cuts Are Tragic Blow to the Poor
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: , fiscal cliff, budget cuts, deficit reduction, sequestration, spending cuts, Republicans, President Obama, medicare, medicaid, poor, social security, food stamps )

Julia
- 538 days ago - alternet.org
The sequestration cuts contain billions of dollars in mandatory budget reductions in programs that help low-income Americans including one that gives vouchers for housing to the poor, disabled, and another that provides fortified baby formula to the poor.
OP-ED: How Congress Can Solve the U.S. Budget Crisis: Do Nothing?
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: republicans, democrats, news, politics, fiscal cliff, budget battle, usa, obama, government, congress )

Cal
- 594 days ago - theweek.com
While apparently nobody was looking, says a fiscal think tank, Washington basically solved our budget problem
Bargain Over Fiscal Cliff Brings Changes To Health Care
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: politics, healthcare, healthcare, obama, fiscal cliff, Medicare, budget cuts, sequestration, usa, news, government, ethics, congress )

Cal
- 602 days ago - npr.org
A temporary fix in payments for doctors will be paid for by a decade of cuts to hospitals.
House Passes 'Fiscal Cliff' Bill
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: government, congress, republicans, fiscal cliff, politics, news, economy, americans )

Carrie
- 603 days ago - washingtonpost.com
The House late Tuesday gave final approval to a Senate-backed bill that will let taxes rise for the richest Americans, shield the middle class from tax hikes and extend emergency unemployment benefits, ending Washington's long drama over the "fiscal cliff
After Conservative Revolt, the House Clears Fiscal Cliff Deal
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: fiscal cliff, politics, democrats, republicans, americans, government, news, obama )

Cal
- 603 days ago - theweek.com
Despite a day of griping and intrigue among Republicans, the House sends President Obama a Senate deal to cancel a spate of fiscal discomfort
8 Huge Corporate Handouts in the Fiscal Cliff Bill
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: fiscal cliff, politics, democrats, republicans, americans, government, news, obama )

Cal
- 604 days ago - alternet.org
Here are the corporate subsidies in the fiscal cliff bill that you may not know about.
Winners and Losers in the Fiscal Cliff Deal
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: congress, government, fiscal cliff, politics, republicans, democrats, economy, americans )

Carrie
- 604 days ago - washingtonpost.com
After the usual hemming and hawing, horse-trading and partisan hysterics,Congress & the White House have seemingly agreed to a deal to get the country passed the so-called fiscal cliff.The deal passed the Senate early Tuesday morning, but has yet to pass
Obama, Senate Republicans Reach Agreement on 'Fiscal Cliff'
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Fiscal cliff, higher taxes, 2%, government, ethics, congress, elections, republicans, americans, economy )

Carrie
- 604 days ago - washingtonpost.com
The agreement, brokered by Vice President Biden and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), passed 89 to 8 in a highly unusual New Year's morning vote. It now heads to the House, where leaders have not guaranteed passage but top officials ...
Obama Says 'Fiscal Cliff' Deal in Sight
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: fiscal cliff, politics, democrats, republicans, americans, government, news, obama )

Cal
- 604 days ago - cnn.com
An agreement to avert the "fiscal cliff" of automatic tax increases and spending cuts appears to be "within sight," President Barack Obama said Monday.
Ball In Boehner's Court After Senate Approves Fiscal Cliff Deal
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: fiscal cliff, politics, democrats, republicans, americans, government, news, obama )

Cal
- 604 days ago - npr.org
The Senate spent the first few hours of the New Year ironing out the final details of a plan to roll back a package of automatic spending cuts and tax increases that technically went into effect at midnight.
Fiscal Cliff Is Hyper-Partisanship Meets Citizens United - YouTube   video
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Dennis Kucinich, Fiscal Cliff, Citizens United, politics, special interest money, dysfunctional U.S. Government )

Judy
- 604 days ago - youtube.com
Dennis Kucinich says, "The question settling over this Capitol as we face the fiscal cliff: How could this be happening? It's hyper-partisanship meets Citizens United."
Obama: GOP's Insistence on Halting Tax Hikes for the Wealthy Is Stopping Fiscal Cliff Deal
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Fiscal cliff, higher taxes, 2%, government, ethics, congress, elections, republicans )

Carrie
- 606 days ago - nbcpolitics.nbcnews.com
President Barack Obama on Sunday said congressional Republicans and their insistence on preventing tax increases for the very wealthy are standing in the way of a deal to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff.
Obama Urges GOP Leaders to Back His 'Cliff' Plan or Offer Acceptable Alternative
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Fiscal cliff, higher taxes, 2%, government, ethics, congress, elections, republicans )

Carrie
- 608 days ago - washingtonpost.com
President Obama called on Republican leaders Friday to support his plan to let taxes rise on income over $250,000 a year or to offer a clear alternative for averting the year-end "fiscal cliff" that could win Democratic support.
On Fiscal Cliff, Republicans Wait For Action From Obama, Democrats
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: fiscal cliff, politics, democrats, republicans, americans, government, news, obama )

Cal
- 610 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
For those holding out hope for a resolution to the so-called fiscal cliff, this was a lost Christmas.
Plan B Pulled: Obama Optimistic For Bipartisan Deal After Boehner Plan Falls Short
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: fiscal cliff, politics, democrats, republicans, americans, government, news )

Cal
- 616 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
The White House says President Barack Obama is willing to continue bargaining for a bipartisan solution to avert the "fiscal cliff" after House Republicans abandoned efforts to pass an alternative plan.
 

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