New Simpson-Bowles plan a needed wake-up call

Opinion | Gary Shapiro

The plan would cut debt growth by $5.2 trillion over the next 10 years.

Alan Simpson: 'Failed presidency' if Obama cannot rein in entitlement spending

Politics | Nicole Lafond
Deficit Commission

‘We can’t be the first generation to leave the country worse than we found it’

Boehner letter offers Democrat-developed fiscal compromise - TheDC

Politics | Neil Munro
Former Clinton Chief of Staff Erskine Bowles. AP image.

Former Clinton chief of staff behind new plan

Bowles, Simpson punt on what Democrats would trade for higher tax rates

Politics | Neil Munro
Fiscal Cliff Lobbying

‘I showed the White House $600 billion of cuts in health care entitlements yesterday’

Exclusive: Bowles on Ryan: 'I'm not going to act like I don't like him' - TheDC

Elections | Jamie Weinstein
Erskine Bowles

Former Clinton chief of staff praises ‘honest, straightforward and sincere’ GOP VP pick despite disagreements on some matters of policy

It's sink or swim together

Opinion | Lanny Davis

The Simpson-Bowles approach is the only solution to our debt mess.

The Simpson-Bowles commission's recommendations can pass with broad bipartisan support

Opinion | Lanny Davis

Americans have been too quick to dismiss the commission’s proposals.

The 800-pound debt gorilla looms larger with Obama's new budget

Opinion | David Bossie

When will President Obama show real leadership on fiscal issues?

'The era of bipartisanship is now beginning'

Opinion | Lanny Davis

In his State of the Union speech next week, President Obama should declare the beginning of a bipartisan era.

How to starve the beast - TheDC

Politics | Jon Ward

Mixed conservative reaction to tax deal caused by lack of clarity around deficit impact

Higher taxes, more spending, deep defense cuts -- how is Bowles-Simpson a compromise?

Opinion | J.D. Foster

The plan is a compromise between the left and the far left.

Obama panel fails to pass debt plan, declares success anyway - TheDC

Politics | Jon Ward

President Obama’s debt commission gained bipartisan support but fell short of the 14 votes needed to pass the their plan

Coburn: 'We are rotting' - TheDC

Politics | Jon Ward

Coburn says America is ‘rotting’ from too much dependence on government

Debt commission: 'Put up or shut up' - TheDC

Politics | Jon Ward

Debt commission final report leans right, but conservatives say it’s just a first step

Deficit roadmap already plotted in three major debt plans - TheDC

Politics | Jon Ward

Final debt commission vote anti-climactic, as three plans released already lay out way forward

Tax breaks for employer health plans a target again - AP

Politics | wrahn

Budget proposals have urged shrinking or eliminating tax breaks that help make employer health insurance the leading source of coverage in the nation

The debt ticking time bomb

Opinion | Ron Hart

We now have a president who is better suited to have been running Greece into the ground than implementing a sane economic policy.

It's Going to Be a 'Bloodbath' - TheDC

Politics | Jon Ward

Debt commission co-chair says upcoming debt limit fight ‘will prove who’s a hero and who’s a jerk’

Obama deficit panel likely to come up empty-handed, Democrat says - TheDC

Politics | Jon Ward

Rep. Jan Schakowsky says Obama’s deficit commission proposal would receive support from no one on the 18-member body

A serious discussion

Opinion | Rep. Joseph R. Pitts

The time for a serious discussion about controlling our annual deficits and our national debt is long past due.