Mar 12, 2013 Republican Rep. Paul Ryan wants to balance the federal budget within 10 years, largely through scrapping Obamacare and remaking Medicaid and Medicare. Like all budgets, the plan is based on assumptions, namely that a balanced budget in such a short time is a good thing and that economic growth will outpace the growth in government spending.
Feb 22, 2013 Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles, with their second plan for cutting the deficit, get attention because their proposals fall in the middle between political extremes.
Feb 8, 2013 A banking analyst makes the decision to leave his job at the age of 51, two years after being diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease.
Feb 13, 2013 For one thing, 63,000 kids would get booted from Head Start.
Jan 25, 2013 The number of people 75 and older still working has grown over the last two decades -- some from need, but many because they want to.
Jan 23, 2013 Congress hasn't always had a hand in crafting federal spending plans.
Jan 21, 2013 President Obama will use a deep campaign database and volunteer network in a new nonprofit. Some are concerned because it can take corporate money.
Jan 18, 2013 Wealthy, poor and in-between residents tell us how shrinking government would affect their personal finances
Jan 4, 2013 We work day after day, year after year, to get ready for a future when we hope we won't have to work. But retirement isn't quite as simple as it used to be, says commentator Chris Farrell.