balanced budget

House, Senate panels adopt balanced-budget plans

The Associated Press

Republicans in Congress advanced balanced-budget plans bristling with cuts in Medicaid and other benefit programs Thursday, determined to make a down payment on last fall’s campaign promise to erase deficits by the end of the decade. However it remains to be seen if the GOP will actually fight to enforce such a budget on Obama.

Obama: Fed. Gov't Not Big Enough; Up Budget by 7%

Rick Moran, American Thinker

Apparently, half a trillion dollar deficit isn't a problem. Obama wants to toss the sequestration agreement he made with R's in '11 and is proposing an increase of at least $68 billion in the FY 2016 budget.

GOP About to Fumble on the Budget?

G. Tracy Mehan III, American Spectator

Better keep automatic sequester in place.

Voters: Tighten Immigration, Spending

Neil Munro, Daily Caller

More GOP-leaning voters want the party to become more conservative than want it to become more progressive.

R Leadership Absent on Fiscal Battles

Molly K. Hooper, The Hill

House R's say Leadership hasn't offered guidance. That puts R's in a pinch as there are only 9 working days in Sept.

The Deficit is Still Bad News

Michael Tanner, National Review Online

Liberals have rejoiced at recent favorable budget reports, but our debt is still unsustainable.