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America’s 10 Million Unemployed Youth Spell Danger for Future Economic Growth

Career fair article icon Issue Brief Lawmakers must acknowledge the magnitude of America’s youth-unemployment crisis or face long-term economic fallout.

By Sarah Ayres | Wednesday, June 5, 2013

The High Cost of Youth Unemployment

College job fair article icon Issue Brief The economic consequences of high youth unemployment are enduring, and failing to employ young people today will result in lost earnings, greater costs, and slower economic growth tomorrow.

By Sarah Ayres | Friday, April 5, 2013

10 Models for Student-Loan Repayment

Metropolitan State Students article icon Issue Brief This brief outlines the parameters of 10 different student-loan-repayment plans, highlights the benefits of each, and suggests issues for policymakers to take into account when considering each plan.

By Sarah Ayres | Friday, March 22, 2013

New Ryan Budget Cuts Investments in America’s Future

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) article icon Issue Brief The new House Republican budget proposes steep cuts in both public and private investment.

By Sarah Ayres and Adam Hersh | Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Ryan Budget 101: The 10 Worst Things About the House Republican Budget

House Republican budgetClearly, with their latest budget plan, House Republicans fail to understand that simply restating bad ideas doesn’t make them any better.

By Sarah Ayres | Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Infographic: ‘60s Retro Budget Plan by Republicans Unfit for Today (2013 Update)

Conseratives in Congress support a measure to limit federal spending at 18 percent of gross domestic product. The last time federal spending dipped under 18 percent was 1966, nearly half a century ago. Things have changed quite a bit since then.

By Sarah Ayres and Michael Linden | Friday, February 15, 2013

Loopholes in the Estate Tax Show Why Revenue Must Be on the Table

Donald Trump and Ivanka TrumpBefore Congress sacrifices needed public investments or puts programs that serve middle-class families at risk in the name of deficit reduction, it should ensure that the estate tax is actually paid by the few wealthy estates still subject to it.

By Seth Hanlon and Sarah Ayres | Thursday, January 24, 2013

Congress Should Extend Emergency Unemployment Benefits Now

President Obama and Speaker of the House John BoehnerIf Congress fails to extend emergency unemployment benefits, the U.S. economy will create 300,000 fewer jobs next year and three in four unemployed Americans will receive no benefits.

By Sarah Ayres | Monday, December 17, 2012

How Much Revenue Was in Simpson-Bowles?

Simpson-Bowles bars icon Charts The Simpson-Bowles deficit reduction plan actually recommends more revenue than proposals on either side of the aisle—including the president’s budget.

By Sarah Ayres and Michael Linden | Thursday, November 15, 2012

Failing to Extend Emergency Unemployment Benefits Would Be Unprecedented

Job applicantsDuring times of high unemployment, Congress has never failed to provide emergency unemployment benefits to help sustain Americans out of work.

By Sarah Ayres | Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Congress Should Extend Emergency Unemployment Benefits

Job applicants article icon Issue Brief Allowing extended unemployment benefits to expire not only harms those out of work and their families—it also hurts the U.S. economy.

By Sarah Ayres | Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Standing in the Way of Middle-Class Tax Cuts

The House should drop its insistence on continued tax cuts for high incomes and join the Senate in enacting tax relief for 98 percent of households, write Seth Hanlon and Sarah Ayres.

By Seth Hanlon and Sarah Ayres | Tuesday, July 31, 2012

What the Buffett Rule Will and Won’t Do

Seth Hanlon and Sarah Ayres detail three reasons why the “Fair Share Act” is good for our nation alongside three reasons why its critics are off base.

By Seth Hanlon and Sarah Ayres | Friday, April 13, 2012

New Ryan Budget Disinvests in America

Adam S. Hersh and Sarah Ayres detail how the plan released today by the House leadership would cripple our national economic competitiveness.

By Adam Hersh and Sarah Ayres | Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Rich Americans Are Not Overtaxed

Sarah Ayres and Michael Linden debunk a popular, but specious, conservative talking point that purports the 1 percent are already overtaxed.

By Sarah Ayres and Michael Linden | Tuesday, March 6, 2012