A government website aimed at making federal expenditures more transparent is missing at least $619 billion from 302 programs.
A large part of Social Security that provides federal assistance to disabled people will be insolvent in two years. The government’s solution? Move money from one bankrupt pot to another.
Ignoring the key drivers of our debt won’t make it go away, especially not anytime soon. We still have a long way to go to secure our nation’s fiscal future.
Tonight President Obama delivers his fifth* State of the Union address. Ahead of that speech, this morning, NBC News and Wall Street Journal released their latest survey taking the pulse of the nation. Americans are sour toward Washington and increasingly pessimistic about the future of our nation.
With President Obama fresh off of his Hawaiian vacation, his administration has pivoted to income inequality. First on their list is extending unemployment insurance three more months.