Tag Archives: Deficit

Not Paying Military If There Is No Debt Deal Is a Bad Idea

I’m getting a sense of deja vu reading Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mike Mullen’s comments on whether or not military servicemembers will receive their paychecks in the event that Congress cannot reach a deal to raise the country’s debt … Continue reading

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The Debt Ceiling and Our Urge to Destroy Ourselves

As a kid growing up on the Gulf Coast the annual hurricane watch was a terrifying treat.  We were supposed to want the big storms to miss us, but we were disappointed when they did.  The old-timers told us stories … Continue reading

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February 21, 2011 Edition of Anything Goes Carnival of Politics is Up!

theSaltyBlogger is hosting the February 21, 2011 edition of the Anything Goes Carnival of Politics, and features my blog post on “Four Pillars of Spending Cuts for Deficit Reduction,” which provides recommendations for budget cuts to reduce the deficit.

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