Deficit

If there’s one mantra that’s always recited by politicians it’s “The American people want this,” and “The American people want that.” But based on the congressional gridlock surrounding the country’s deficit, it’s clear Republicans and Democrats are oblivious to what the American people really want, or need for that matter. Republicans and Tea Party members […]

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama said he will veto conservative Republicans’ “Cut, Cap and Balance” fiscal plan if it makes it to his desk. A statement from the White House rejected the plan, which conditions a debt limit hike on a constitutional amendment that would require the government to balance its books each year. The […]

During a senate meeting Tuesday, majority leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) called for talks on budget issues, as the country has found itself in great financial strain as of late. In true Democratic fashion, Reid proposed: “It is the sense of the Senate that any agreement to reduce the budget deficit should require that those earning […]

Roland Martin and the Washington Watch roundtable discuss the budget battle on Capitol Hill. Are the proposed GOP budget cuts about helping the economy, lowering the deficit or is it simply ideology? Will the Republican budget cuts ultimately hurt the economy? WATCH:

Roland Martin joins David Walker and host Ali Velshi on Your $$$$$ to discuss reducing the deficit as well as how it affects the American people. WATCH: