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Peter Orszag

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  • The wrong fix for Medicare

    The wrong fix for Medicare
    Medicare is in desperate need of reform. Program costs are spiraling out of control and threatening to bankrupt the country. Here in Maryland, on average, each Medicare enrollee costs about $11,400 per year — that's a thousand dollars higher than...
  • Washington Follies: Confirmation Sked

     
    Here's the schedule of confirmation hearings in DC, via The Page: Thursday, Jan. 8 Tom Daschle for Health and Human Services secretary Friday, Jan. 9 Rep. Hilda Solis for Labor Tuesday, Jan. 14 Sen. Hillary Clinton for Secretary of......
  • Senate approves 7 Obama nominees

     
    by Jim Tankersley The Senate quickly confirmed seven of President Obama's cabinet nominees this afternoon, mere hours after the Inauguration - but it left many more, including Hillary Clinton, to wait at least another day. Among those winning approval by....
  • Obama Car Task Force Owns Sensible Group of Autos

     
    The Detroit News is reporting this morning on the car ownership status of President Barack Obama???s task force on the auto industry. The Detroit newspaper of course highlights the fact that only three of the 18 members and assistants own......
  • Recovery.gov: YouTube for geek squad

     
    by Mark Silva To hear the White House tell it, the new stimulus-tracking Web-site -- www.recovery.gov --is going viral. This is the portal that President Barack Obama promised the public as a means of keeping track of all those billions......
  • White House: Joblessness down in 2010

     
    by Mark Silva A budget, any budget, is based on assumptions. And the $3.55-trillion budget that President Barack Obama unveiled today - combined with his projections of the government's ability to finance health care for more Americans and other new......
  • Obama's budget: $1.75-trillion deficit

     
    by Mark Silva and Julian Barnes and updated President Barack Obama, proposing his first new budget today - a $3.55-trillion plan delivering new record levels in both federal spending and deficits - called on Congress to make a commitment to......
  • Obama worries charities

     
    by Frank James Peter Orszag, the Obama Administration's Office of Management and Budget director, defends the White House proposal to reduce the tax savings the wealthy get from their itemized deductions, a proposed change charities fear would harm...
  • Obama pledges reforms in contracting

     
    by Mark Silva Taking particular aim at overruns in defense spending, President Barack Obama today pledged to save up to $40 billion a year with a government-wide reform of federal purchasing. The White House is backing legislation that Sens. John......
  • Obama: 'Not always going to agree'

     
    by Mark Silva "This is a pretty big house, so we get lonely,'' President Barack Obama told his dinner guests at the White House last night - congressional committee chairmen and ranking members from the other party called to dine......
  • Obama budget means bigger deficits: CBO

     
    by Frank James President Barack Obama's ambitious agenda to make major investments in healthcare, education and energy was imperiled by a new estimate by Congress's budget experts who suggested that the president's $3.6 trillion budget and its new...