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Debt Ceiling Has Become a Weapon Against Democracy in the United States
The debt ceiling fight was never really about debt reduction. It’s part of a vicious cycle in which political power is abused in order to consolidate a system that is increasingly undemocratic.
Mark Weisbrot / THE GUARDIAN
/ June 01, 2023
Op-Ed/Commentary Budget and National DebtDebtEconomic Crisis and RecoveryUnited States
Will Biden Invoke the 14th?
Many of us have underestimated Biden before. He managed to get an amazing amount of important legislation through a 50-50 Senate and with only a narrow Democratic majority in the House. It doesn’t seem likely he would walk into negotiations with a Republican Speaker indebted to the party’s biggest loons without a backup plan.
Dean Baker / May 16, 2023
Op-Ed/Commentary BudgetBudget and National DebtHealth and Social ProgramsHealthcareUnited States
Medicaid Work Requirements: Fun with Numbers for the Wall Street Journal
The Wall Street Journal apparently believes this is a better way to reduce the federal budget deficit than making rich people pay the taxes they owe. That’s fine, but it should not try to hide its priorities from readers.
Dean Baker / April 26, 2023