Philip Klein is senior editorial writer for The Washington Examiner. Prior to joining the Examiner, he served as Washington correspondent for The American Spectator, and before that, worked for over three years as a financial reporter at Reuters in New York.
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President Obama will shortly announce his debt reduction plan, and the White House has already told reporters the headline number: $4 trillion. But the trick is, that number is over 12 years – as opposed to the standard 10-year budget window.
This is a clear and deliberate deception by the Obama administration. His Fiscal Commission set the $4 trillion target last year, which Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., upped to $4.4 trillion in his plan. Read More
With President Obama set to give a speech tomorrow afternoon laying out his strategy for reducing the long-term debt, liberal groups spent Tuesday warning him to back off Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security -- the biggest drivers of long-term debt.
The Huffington Post reports on an email the Progressive Change Campaign Committee sent out to its list, urging its members to sign the following pledge to withhold any donations to Obama: Read More
Despite Republican efforts and promises to the contrary, the budget deal reached last Friday spares cuts to the National Labor Relations Board, which is supposed to resolve disputes between management and labor, but under the Obama administration has devolved into a vehicle to reward unions and bludgeon businesses.
Back in February, a GOP-led effort to defund the entire agency failed, but the Wall Street Journal reported that, "the agency remains a target for spending c Read More