Watch Live: Joseph Stiglitz, Dean Baker and Others to Respond to Fiscal Commission

Webcast Event: "Prosperity, Not Austerity," A Response to the Fiscal Commission and A Blueprint for Economic Recovery, 12/1, 10 am PST Tomorrow (12/1/2010) afternoon, Pres. Obama's bipartisan National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform will release its much discussed final report on federal budget priorities. The report, as previewed in the mark-up published by commission …

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Ten Reasons the Social Security Proposal of the Fiscal Commission Co-Chairs Should be DOA (Dead On Arrival)

Via Strengthen Social Security: The Fiscal Commission Co-Chairs’ Social Security proposals are an equal opportunity disaster. So soon after an angry electorate has expressed its frustration with a Washington political class that does not appear to be listening, it totally ignores the will of the people. Poll after poll has shown that Democrats, Republicans, and …

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Deficit commission fishing for ways to raise the retirement age

Via Washington Policy Watch: Fishing season is open, so it may be no coincidence that a recent federal deficit-cutting proposal includes this whopper: cut Social Security benefits by raising the retirement age to 68. Like fish left out too long, this one smells funny. And no wonder: More than 50 million Americans rely on Social …

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