Tag Archives: Congressional Budget Office

Trump budget aims to end automatic pay hikes for federal workers, make firings easier

Monday President Trump put underperforming federal workers on notice including in his $4 trillion budget plan a major overhaul for how hiring and firing is done in the D.C. bureaucracy. Following on Trump’s campaign promise to “drain the swamp,” the plan calls for several big changes. This includes ending automatic pay hikes that kick in “irrespective of performance,” changing retirement benefits and making it easier to fire bad employees and reward good ones. Continue reading →

Rep. Brady: We Will End Individual Mandate in Tax Bill

Tuesday Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, said that Republicans in both chambers of Congress will work to repeal Obamacare’s individual mandate in their finished tax bill. Continue reading →

Schumer: McCain’s return won’t save health care bill

Sunday Senator Chuck Schumer told reporters there is no saving the Republicans’ health care bill despite the extra time they have in wake of Sen. John McCain’s emergency eye surgery. Continue reading →

Survey: Uninsured Rises by 2 Million This Year as Obamacare Erodes

The number of U.S. adults without health insurance has grown by some 2 million this year, according to a major new survey that finds recent coverage gains beginning to erode. Continue reading →

Obama Warns of ‘Misinformation’ During Obamacare Enrollment

Well at least he’s not blaming Bush, lol. Obama told workers helping to enroll Americans in health care plans offered under Obamacare that they must fight efforts to scare off millions of Americans who still have not purchased insurance.

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Obamacare May Miss Enrollment Mark by 11 Million

Good, Obamacare may reportedly miss its enrollment mark next year by at least 11 million. The Department of Health and Human Services reports that as of June, 9.9 million Americans bought coverage through the federal HealthCare.gov portal and a handful of state-run exchanges — ahead of the Obama administration estimates for 2015.

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House passes abortion bill after earlier stumble

Republicans muscled legislation through the House on Thursday tightening federal restrictions on abortions. The vote came after internal divisions forced them into an embarrassing fumble of a similar bill. The House voted by a near party-line 242-179 to permanently bar federal funds for any abortion coverage. The measure would also block tax credits for many people and businesses buying abortion coverage under President Barack Obama’s health care law.

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Entitlements Driving Up Deficit

Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid make up the three most relied upon and expensive government programs. Hold on a minute, Social Security isn’t an entitlement. Workers paid into it all their lives, so it would be there for their retirement. But congress through the decades borrowed from it to support their spending habits. As a result, they must borrow to make ends meet.

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Pelosi: Boehner said wait until next year for immigration reform

On Wednesday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi that House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) told her to wait until next year for comprehensive immigration reform. “He told me, yes we have to wait until next year,” Pelosi said.

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Republicans say raising tax rates alone won’t dent the deficit

Republicans in congress while trying to extend the Bush era tax cuts, for all Americans, on Tuesday argued that that ending those rates for families earning more than $250,000 a year would produce only enough money to run the government for less than nine days.

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