In The Netherlands, as the economy sputters and the prospect of spending trillions of dollars to bail out staggering economies, many Dutch are saying enough and imploring their leaders to get out of the Euro. Failing that, they'd like to see the Euro become the Neuro, or a common currency for Northern Europe.
It should come as no surprise that Democrats and Republicans are disagreeing. President Barack Obama has a proposal on the table to extend the existing cuts and expanded to employers, and Democrats are coming around to the idea. But they disagree vehemently over how to pay for it.
Public sector employees in the United Kingdom left their jobs and took to the streets on Wednesday to protest what they say is unfair negotiating and an unfair plan to cut their pensions. The government says it needs the cuts to balance the budget.
Wall Street Journal columnist Brett Arends, a long-time advocate of defense spending cuts, has looked at numbers from the Congressional Budget Office and found that the proposed defense spending cuts don't actually add up to cuts, but rather a slightly decreased rate of increase.
Democrats are hoping to use the millionaire's tax to push through an extension in President Barack Obama's payroll tax cuts. So far, though, Republicans are resisting the idea of the millionaires tax, though they may be willing to use other means to keep the tax cut in place.
In 2008, the Budget Hero game was launched online, It gave game players the chance to try and balance the budget and see the consequences of their actions. More than 170,000 people have played and they have reached some surprising conclusions.
With the Congressional Super Committee having failed, the Pentagon is facing $500 billion in cuts over 10 years. That has business owners near Crystal City and other military bases concerned about the fallout. But some are taking a positive outlook.
Most agree that tens and even hundreds of thousands of jobs will be lost, but how long they'll be lost for and how they might be recreated are an area for great disagreement.
The Super Committee in Congress was supposed to rise above the partisan divide and find a way forward for the necessary deficit reduction in Congress, but now signs indicate that the group of 12 senators and representatives have failed.
With debt and government crisises in Italy and Greece making international news, people in Spain, as well as lenders, are worried that country will be the next to become financially instable.