Fiscal Policy http://kcur.org en Fixing Fiscal Policy http://kcur.org/post/fixing-fiscal-policy <p>With the House of Representatives and the president once again butting heads over the federal budget, a government shutdown is looking more likely by the day.</p><p></p> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 14:49:51 +0000 Steve Kraske, Beth Lipoff & Cody Newill 44126 at http://kcur.org Fixing Fiscal Policy Deal To Avert 'Fiscal Cliff' Appears Likely http://kcur.org/post/obama-comments-fiscal-cliff-talks <strong>Update at 9:45 p.m. Deal Reached</strong><p>Vice President Joe Biden was meeting late Monday with Senate Democrats to brief them on a proposed deal to stop sharp tax increases and spending cuts. A source told NPR the deal with congressional Democratic and Republican leaders includes a mix of both.<p>Senate Majority leader Harry Reid and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi have signed off on the agreement, which calls for a two-month deferral of the automatic spending cuts known as the sequester. Mon, 31 Dec 2012 18:10:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 29748 at http://kcur.org Deal To Avert 'Fiscal Cliff' Appears Likely Open-Government Watchdogs OK With Closed-Door Fiscal Cliff Talks http://kcur.org/post/open-government-watchdogs-ok-closed-door-fiscal-cliff-talks If President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner's closed-door meetings aimed at solving the fiscal cliff crisis trouble anyone, you'd expect it to be the open-government watchdogs who routinely bark their outrage at public officials who work overtime to avoid public scrutiny.<strong> </strong><p>But Obama and Boehner's secret meetings (they held another at the White House on Monday) and one-on-one phone calls have been the case of the watchdogs that haven't barked. Mon, 17 Dec 2012 17:49:00 +0000 Frank James 29143 at http://kcur.org Open-Government Watchdogs OK With Closed-Door Fiscal Cliff Talks The Betrayal Of The American Dream http://kcur.org/post/betrayal-american-dream <p>Over the years in this country, Washington and Wall Street have taken one step after another to dismantle the middle class. At one moment, it's trade policy and the outsourcing of hundreds of thousands of jobs. At another moment, it's tax policy.</p> Wed, 15 Aug 2012 14:39:11 +0000 Stephen Steigman & Steve Kraske 22853 at http://kcur.org The Betrayal Of The American Dream