Topic - Joint Select Committee On Deficit Reduction

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  • Mr. Elmendorf said Tuesday that if the new deficit supercommittee is going to meet its Thanksgiving deadline for a deal, his office will need to see an agreement in early November. The supercommittee held its first hearing Tuesday. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/The Washington Times)

    Budget director cuts time for supercommittee to reduce deficit

    Congress' chief scorekeeper effectively shortened the window for the new deficit supercommittee to reach a deal, saying Tuesday that if lawmakers are going to meet their Thanksgiving deadline, his office will need to see an agreement at the beginning of November.

  • ** FILE ** The U.S. Capitol (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

    MILLER: The transparency cure

    The debt-ceiling agreement brokered behind closed doors by President Obama and congressional leadership was a failure in every respect. It neither soothed the markets nor produced a dime in actual spending cuts. The stock markets plunged and the United States suffered a humiliating downgrade - the very fate this deal was supposed to avoid. The new Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction needs to do better.

  • Illustration: Spending by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

    EDITORIAL: Stopping the spendathon

    Like rebellious teenagers, Washington politicians ignore advice until they get in trouble. The debt downgrade and market crash ought to get them to rethink their overspending ways. Within the week, a new task force will form to give them an opportunity to make amends.

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