65 It Is: Clocking Out

President Obama comes out against raising the Medicare eligibility age….

…which is great, because that’s a bad idea.

“Kicking people off Medicare would cost patients about twice as much as it would save the government.”

Janet Yellen of the Federal Reserve agrees: austerity is a drag on the economy.

Her point in chart form.

Don’t be fooled: Michelle Rhee is no “bipartisan.”

Have companies figured out how to be profitable without needing to worry about workers?

Right-wing columnist George Will endorses Sherrod Brown’s effort to rein in too-big-to-fail banks.

States are going after unemployment insurance, to the detriment of still-high numbers of long-term unemployed people.