No big budget deal? Blame Obama, not Boehner

President Barack Obama could have done two things that might have saved his Mother of All Budget Deals. First, he could have embraced market-centered, consumer -focused reforms to Medicare. That was about as likely as him accepting an Obamacare rollback. Second, he could have agreed — as House Speaker John Boehner and Republicans suggested — to sharply reduce tax rates in return for fewer special tax deductions/breaks/loopholes/subsidies. Recall that ... Full Story »

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by Roland F. Hirsch - Jul. 11, 2011

This news analysis is good journalism. The author, writing for the liberal news service Reuters, provides detailed facts and figures about the budget and debt. He includes the recommendations and analyses of Obama's Debt Commission as well as proposals from the left-wing Economic Policy Institute and Center for American Progress. Well researched.

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