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Good news re: Republicans and revenues?

June 21, 2011

Some Republicans may be more open to including revenue increases in a deficit-cutting budget deal. The latest evidence comes from Sunday’s comments by Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” where he said, “No one on the Republican side is going to vote to raise taxes, but I think many of us would look at flattening the tax code, do away with deductions and exemptions and take that revenue to help pay off the debt.”

Don'ts and Do’s for a Fragile Recovery

June 14, 2011

With the recent slowing of an already fragile U.S. economic recovery, an increasing number of experts are becoming convinced that the economy needs help. Economists, columnists, and policymakers have joined a drumbeat stressing ideas that could strengthen the recovery, while warning against policies that risk pushing us back into recession.