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John Spratt

The final vote on the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform Commission's report serves as a concrete example of the disconnect between main street and Washington as well as the dysfunctional state of our current political system.

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CNNMoney: Debt panel: The playersupdated: Tue Apr 27 2010 08:18:00

Here's a list of the names and affiliations of the 18 members sitting on President Obama's Bipartisan National Commission of Fiscal Responsibility and Reform.

Obama's budget demandsupdated: Tue Mar 17 2009 12:43:00

CNN White House correspondent Suzanne Malveaux reports on President's Obama comments regarding his budget proposal.

Fed slashes ratesupdated: Wed Jan 23 2008 10:48:00

The Federal Reserve slashed two key interest rates by three-quarters of a percentage point. CNN's Ali Velshi reports.

CNNMoney: Bernanke: Juice the economy 'quickly'updated: Thu Jan 17 2008 15:12:00

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke told Congress Thursday that legislators should enact a fiscal stimulus package in order to help beleaguered consumers as recession fears grow.

Cost balloons when 'surge' support troops are countedupdated: Thu Feb 01 2007 17:29:00

A report from the Congressional Budget Office says President Bush's plan for a troop increase in Iraq could cost up to $27 billion for a 12-month deployment.

CNNMoney: Accounts: House to vote on surplus planupdated: Wed Jun 29 2005 18:12:00

House Republican leaders expect to hold a vote later this year on a plan to divert Social Security surpluses into private accounts, an approach that differs sharply from President Bush's call to let workers invest a portion of their payroll taxes in the financial markets.

Bush officials defend budget plan before lawmakersupdated: Tue Feb 08 2005 13:19:00

A sharply divided Congress began debating the Bush administration's $2.57 trillion budget for fiscal year 2006 Tuesday, with Democrats criticizing administration officials on topics from the proposed Social Security overhaul to the deficit.

CNNMoney: Congress begins budget debateupdated: Tue Feb 08 2005 12:23:00

A sharply divided Congress began debating the Bush administration's $2.6 trillion budget for fiscal year 2006 Tuesday, with Democrats sniping at administration officials on topics such as the nation's Social Security system and the deficit.

House approves budget similar to Bush requestupdated: Thu Mar 25 2004 18:59:00

The House on Thursday narrowly approved a Republican-drawn budget for 2005 that is very similar to President Bush's request.

South Carolina beckonsupdated: Fri Jan 23 2004 06:55:00

Our apologies to the Granite State, its friendly faces and frigid climes. But we're already looking ahead to the relatively balmy breezes of South Carolina.

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