'Your papers, please' must never be heard in America
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
The guest Commentary "Cracking Big Egg" (May 21) was disingenuous if not outright misleading about the egg bill. The bill is supported by egg farmers nationwide, by voters, by consumer groups, by veterinarians, by animal welfare groups, by religious groups, by grocers and food-service companies and by many others.
The deficit is shrinking, but it's too soon to celebrate a return to sanity. America is still sinking more into debt by the minute and is still on a path to ruin.
Despite all the promises of frugality in Washington, the newest version of the farm bill passed by the House boasts a pricetag near $1 trillion and manages to send plenty of subsidies back to influential special interests in lawmakers' home states.
The federal deficit this year will be $642 billion, according to an estimate Tuesday from the Congressional Budget Office that marks the first time President Obama will have overseen a deficit of less than $1 trillion.
America's abnormally extended period of high unemployment threatens to generate ever-widening circles of pain throughout the U.S. economy.
Top federal lawmakers say the time has come to overhaul the way physicians are paid under Medicare, a long-standing problem that encourages medical providers to offer more procedures instead of seeking to improve the quality of care.
The health care law has the look of a plan that isn't coming together, and the administration appears unable to foresee the outcome and stay a step ahead of the potential mess.
Federal tax revenues are up 16 percent this year compared to 2012, helping power a major drop in the federal deficit, according to the latest estimate Tuesday from the Congressional Budget Office.
It could end up being taxpayer money going down the drain.
The Congressional Budget Office said Thursday it will use a type of "dynamic scoring" to evaluate the new Senate immigration bill, dealing a major victory to the legislation's backers.
The military's health care system known as Tricare is in need of a major overhaul, according to news articles.
Normal people don’t think of Tax Day as cause for celebration. But things are different here in the Nation’s Capital. For one thing, we have a better baseball team than you do. For another, here in Washington, where the Palm’s walls are crowded with fond caricatures of politicos and the eatery’s coffers are propped up by lobbyists on expense accounts, Tax Day is indeed occasion to celebrate.
There's some fine print in President Obama's budget plan presented Wednesday, and taxpayers beware: Collections are going to break records in the coming years.
Budget estimates for states to participate in the Obamacare health insurance exchange have soared to $4.4 billion, the president's proposal sent to Congress on Wednesday outlined.
President Obama's latest budget is built on the assumption that the economy will rebound strongly, but his advisers said if they can't halt the sequester their numbers won't add up this year.