The Wall Street Journal: The Economic Argument for More Aid to the Elderly Poor

iStock     KAREN LINCOLN: A rising tide lifts all boats. This idiom, typically referring to the economy, suggests that a good outcome will benefit all. There has been much debate about whether economic growth benefits the rich, middle class and poor, equally. But, what if the debate was framed differently? Can policies that benefit … Continue reading

The Wall Street Journal: GOP Begins Search for Broad Deal On Budget

By  JANET HOOK  and PATRICK O’CONNOR   AFP/Getty Images President Obama speaks on the government shutdown during a visit to a construction company in Rockville, Md., on Thursday. WASHINGTON—Senior Republicans in Congress, frustrated over their inability to strike a deal to reopen the government, began shifting from their drive to undercut the 2010 health-care law, … Continue reading

The Wall Street Journal: No Movement in Shutdown Standoff

Obama, Congressional Leaders Meet, But Neither Side Backs Off Budget Stance  By JANET HOOK, CAROL E. LEE and KRISTINA PETERSON EPA U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, center, during a news conference with Democratic colleagues on Capitol Hill on Wednesday. WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama and congressional leaders met Wednesday for the first time since the federal government shut down, emerging more than … Continue reading

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