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GOP Medicare plan borrows from and repeals Obama's

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), the top GOP budget writer, borrowed the idea of insurance exchanges, a big pooled marketplace, from the health care law enacted in Massachusetts when GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney was governor. Ryan wants to set one up for Medicare.

Tags: retirement , Medicare , budget , Paul Ryan , Congress , House , Medicaid

Wednesday - 03/21/2012, 03:50am EDT

Preview of Roth TSP, January returns, pay freeze vote

Host Mike Causey is joined by Tom Trabucco, director of external affairs for Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board, and Federal Times senior writer Stephen Losey.
February 1, 2012

Tags: pay and benefits , Tom Trabucco , TSP , Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board , Federal Times , Stephen Losey , pay debate , pay freeze , federal salaries , 401(k) , Mike Causey , Your Turn with Mike Causey

Wednesday - 02/01/2012, 10:13pm EST

Cutting deficits harder than just talking about it

Lawmakers are poised to spend $120 billion or so to renew a Social Security tax cut that averaged just under $1,000 per household this year.

Tags: John Boehner , Barack Obama , budget , Joe Biden , supercommittee , Robert Reischauer , Howard McKeon , social security tax cut

Sunday - 12/04/2011, 12:10am EST

A glance at automatic spending cuts for 2013

The Congressional Budget Office says caps on new, Congress-approved spending on defense programs will be reduced from 10 percent in 2013 to 8.5 percent in 2021, with savings of $454 billion.

Tags: budget , supercommittee , DoD ,

Tuesday - 11/22/2011, 03:32am EST

President to order pay freeze

In an effort to get a handle on the ballooning cost of government, President Obama is expected to use his first State of the Union address to announce, among other things, freezes in pay for some White House officials, as well as a government-wide spending freeze. But one of the President's top budget experts says don't look for the freeze to affect all federal agencies equally.

Tags: management , State of the Union , Office of Management and Budget , Rob Nabors , National Press Club , President Obama , Max Cacas , Jason Miller , budget

Wednesday - 01/27/2010, 08:06am EST

CBO Sees Higher Deficit

Tags: mngt , Sen. Ben Cardin , budget , deficit ,

Friday - 03/20/2009, 06:27pm EDT

Who is really insured?

Tags: managment , June O'Neill , healthcare plan

Monday - 07/27/2009, 11:00am EDT

Analysis: How the budget stacks up

We get budget analysis from economist Douglas Holtz-Eakin, an unmatched authority on economics of public policy in all areas—government fiscal and monetary policy, economic policy, trade, healthcare, and entrepreneurship, to name a few.

Tags: budget , Douglas Holtz-Eakin ,

Tuesday - 02/02/2010, 09:08am EST

CBO Scoring and the Spin Meisters

Understatement of the Month: the CBO's scoring of Healthcare is preliminary.

Tags: Lurita Doan , Barack Obama , CBO , Nancy Pelosi , Harry Reid , Max Baucus , Senate Finance Committee

Monday - 10/12/2009, 09:39am EDT
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