The Super Committee’s failure to produce a deal gives us all breathing room to construct a successful path forward for America.
How to pay for the crisis while making our nation more equitable, green, and secure.
The Pentagon has too much hardware once thought necessary to defeat the Soviet Union.
The supercommittee’s members shouldn’t accept campaign contributions from lobbyists representing foreign governments or companies.
Windfalls from gambling in the Wall Street casino should be taxed at the same rate as wages.
No moneybags, no service.
The Pentagon is scrambling to protect its flank in these budget-cutting times.
Every campaign contribution to members of this powerful panel should be reported every single day.
The supercommittee seems unlikely to make substantial military cuts and instead quite likely to cut spending for the other agencies under the “security spending” umbrella, even though the Pentagon gets the lion’s share of that category’s funding.
On average, Uncle Sam spends nearly twice as much when the government outsources a job as it would if it just hired another “expensive” federal worker.
The last thing we need is an all-powerful congressional committee allowed to make crucial spending decisions without the scrutiny of an engaged citizenry and press.