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  • Editorial Cartoon: Quicksand deficit

    By Steve Greenberg

    January 23, 2013 | 11:58 am

    For more cartoons from Steve Greenberg, visit jewishjournal.com/greenbergs_view.

  • Israel’s budget deficit soars

    January 14, 2013 | 12:36 pm

    Israel’s budget deficit for 2012 was more than double the government target, coming in at 4.2 percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP). In addition, debt is 74 percent of GDP, making economic growth in Israel difficult.

    “I think the average Israeli should be very concerned,”...

  • Palestinian Authority blames Gaza for deficit mess

    April 11, 2012 | 10:13 am

    Paying for the upkeep of the Gaza Strip while its political rival actively blocks revenues flowing back is taking its toll on the deficit-racked Palestinian Authority.

    The Western-backed PA, many of whose top leaders belong to the mainstream Fatah movement, says it has poured around...

  • Obama pushes $447 billion jobs plan

    September 8, 2011 | 6:13 pm

    U.S. President Barack Obama laid out a $447 billion jobs package of tax cuts and government spending on Thursday that will be critical to his re-election chances but he faces an uphill fight with Republicans.

    With his poll numbers at new lows amid voter frustration with 9.1 percent...

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  • The Demonization of Eric Cantor

    By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

    July 19, 2011 | 4:09 pm

    Attacks on Eric Cantor are gaining steam. Harry Reid called him childish. Many in the media have portrayed him as the obstinate Republican who will destroy American credit by blocking a deal on raising the debt ceiling. But for those of us who feel constantly ripped off by a...

  • The Monsters Are Due on Maple Streets

    By Marty Kaplan

    February 21, 2011 | 11:03 am

    The power has gone out in a typical American town.  Wait—it’s not just the electricity.  The phones don’t work, either.  Portable radios are dead.  Cars won’t start. 

    But then lawn mowers and cars and lights inexplicably start and stop on their own. What’s going on?  A...

  • Budget Crisis Stirs Organizations’ Fears

    By James Besser

    October 20, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    The stakes for Jewish groups in the Capitol Hill budget crisis are increasing by the day as lawmakers and the administration try to figure out where to find hundreds of billions of dollars for Iraq, Afghanistan and New Orleans, without exploding an already huge federal deficit.

    ...
  • Jewish Groups Stay Silent on Tax Cuts

    By James D. Besser

    February 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    For many Jewish activists, the dilemma is excruciating: Congress and the administration are debating a revolution in American life, but Jewish organizations, with rare exceptions, have been struck dumb.

    For a variety of reasons, including a lack of consensus within key...

  • Record Gridlock Good for Liberals

    By James D. Besser

    April 29, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Stalemate has become standard operating procedure for Congress in recent years, but this year's legislative gridlock could be headed for the record books. That's a source of frustration for Jewish activists across the political spectrum -- but also of guilty relief for some.

    ...

  • Vote Yes on 57, 58: They Will Ease Crisis

    By Bruce L. Bialosky

    February 26, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    It certainly is an unusual situation, but we Republicans are encouraging you to vote to increase the debt of the state of California, and we are doing it with a straight face.

    As you know, Proposition 57 is asking Californians to commit to a bond issue of $15 billion. This commitment...

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