Stories tagged: National Debt
Tue., Oct. 10, 2017
McMorris Rodgers says GOP tax plan is a ‘must,’ but critics warn of rising deficits
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers says the Republicans’ proposal to overhaul the tax code will make filing simpler and put more money in consumers’ pockets. Political foes argue the plan benefits …
UPDATED: Sat., July 15, 2017, 9:24 p.m.
Trump may have to use Obama’s secret debt plan
Deep within the Treasury Department sits a once-secret plan written by the Obama administration that could lead to the first-ever default on U.S. debt. Bond traders are worried that Donald …
Sat., July 1, 2017
Sue Lani Madsen: The national debt has a chokehold on freedom
We have a state budget and if the Legislature does it right, everyone will be a little bit unhappy.
UPDATED: Mon., April 24, 2017, 6:06 p.m.
Trump seeks 15 percent corporate tax rate, even if it swells the national debt
President Donald Trump has instructed advisers to drastically cut the corporate tax rate even though doing so will expand the deficit and grow the national debt, sticking to one of …
Fri., April 22, 2016
Noah Smith: America not having a debt crisis
U.S. debt isn’t frighteningly large, nor is it growing in relation to the economy.
Sat., March 9, 2013
Risch pessimistic about odds for progress in Congress
Idaho’s junior U.S. senator sees little hope for breakthrough on some of the thorniest issues confronting Congress and the president this year. “In the short term I’m very, very pessimistic,” …
Mon., Nov. 28, 2011, 1:05 p.m.
Fighting the debt, out of their own pockets
Atanacio Garcia isn’t waiting for Washington to reduce the national debt. The 84-year-old retired postal worker from San Antonio, Texas, a man of simple means and a simple credo, donates …
Wed., Sept. 7, 2011, 3:10 p.m.
Odd couple chairs supercommittee, shares power
He’s a lanky Texas conservative who chose law school over chicken farming. She’s a liberal from Seattle with steel in the toes of her famous tennis shoes. They have almost …