Robert M. Ball is one of the most revered figures in Social Security history, a man whose devotion to safeguarding the program from ideological attacks and political cant over six decades made him the program's "undisputed spiritual leader."
As the sequester begins, Bipartisan Policy Center's Task Force on Debt Reduction co-chair Alice Rivlin joined The News Hub to discuss what Washington needs to do to stop lurching from crisis to crisis.
Click here to view this media Alice the Malice Rivlin went on with Andrea Mitchell yesterday to discuss the boring sequester debate and, as usual, she trumpets what every other deficit scold in the Beltway says: Cut entitlements or adopt Simpson-Bowles. Show More Summary
Mayor Vincent C. Gray has turned to a pair of reliable allies to lead the national search for the District’s next chief financial officer: Former mayor Anthony A. Williams and ex-presidential budget director Alice Rivlin. Gray announced Tuesday that Williams … Continue reading ?
By Rortybomb: Several deficit reduction plans came out at the end of 2010, including a proposal of the co-chairs of the Simpson-Bowles comission and another by Pete Domenici and Alice Rivlin. Since then, the economic recovery has been sluggish, with unemployment stubbornly high. Show More Summary
Alice Rivlin, who once led both the congressional and White House budget offices, says a two-step solution can get Washington past the so-called fiscal cliff at year’s end and set the table for a long-term budget solution.
Alice Rivlin says a temporary deal to raise taxes on those earning $250,000 or more could lay the groundwork for an overhaul of the U.S. tax code
In an interview with WSJ's Jerry Seib, the founder of the Congressional Budget Office, Alice Rivlin, says a temporary deal to raise taxes on those earning $250,000 or more could lay the groundwork for an overhaul of the U.S. tax cod...
Alice Rivlin has been one of the chief cheerleaders for the Grand Bargain. David Dayen says there will be no Grand Bargain in the lame duck, and that's why Obama says he'll veto anything in the lame duck that doesn't allow the high-end tax cuts to expire. Show More Summary
By David Boaz NPR notes on Sunday that Rep. Paul Ryan’s voting record in Congress calls into question his image as a deficit hawk. But they emphasize Alice Rivlin’s explanation: I think you have to distinguish deficit hawk from small-government conservative. I think of him as a man committed to a smaller government that has less of a role [...]Show More Summary
Enough Medicare scare-mongering! The obvious centrist solution is right in front of us, says Alice M. Rivlin.
Jonathan Cohn: >Paul Ryan Says Alice Rivlin Would Like His Medicare Plan. Alice Rivlin Disagrees: When Paul Ryan introduced his proposal for converting Medicare into a system of “premium support,” he reminded everybody that it closely...Show More Summary
Digby: This is why we have Simpson and Bowles and David Walker and Alice Rivlin and every other fiscal scold in the country is running all over Capitol Hill rending their garments that the congress simply must repeal this horrible "sequester"...Show More Summary
Alice Rivlin is a Very Serious Person on deficit reduction. It's very important that we all buy into the extreme sense of urgency around all this "fiscal cliff" hysteria, so that when they spring the Grand Bargain that solves everything, we understand that there was Simply Nothing Else To Be Done. Show More Summary
On June 19, 2012, Dr Alice Rivlin and Senator Pete Domenici testified before the Senate Finance Committee on the topics of debt reduction, tax reform, and federal spending. They presented a set of budget and tax proposals developed by...Show More Summary
(May 23, 2012 11:50 AM, by David Henderson) My last post was about Sidney Winter's talk at the Naval Postgraduate School on Monday. This is about Alice Rivlin, the co-presenter. The format she and her husband, Sidney Winter, tried was to model a productive discussion between a "liberal,"... (0 COMMENTS)
(May 21, 2012 11:21 PM, by David Henderson) Married couple economists Sidney Winter and Alice Rivlin came to the Naval Postgraduate School today and gave a joint talk. I'll blog on Rivlin's talk tomorrow. Today I want to focus on a true story that Winter told to make... (0 COMMENTS)
Today's award for totally clueless Democrats who want the Very Serious People to love them is a tie: former Lousiana Sen. John Breaux, and Alice Rivlin, the former head of the White House's Office of the Management and Budget in the Clinton administration. Show More Summary
Alice Rivlin founded the Congressional Budget Office and served as its first director. She ran of the White House Office of Management and Budget under President Bill Clinton. Today, she’s a senior fellow at Brookings, and one of the most respected policy minds in Washington. Show More Summary
Domenici co-chairs the Bipartisan Policy Center's Debt Reduction Task Force with Alice Rivlin WASHINGTON, Dec. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At an event co-hosted by Brookings and the Bipartisan Policy Center today, former Senate...Show More Summary