Sarah Ayres explains why dynamic scoring is still a bad idea for calculating the consequences of congressional legislation on the federal budget.
Sarah Ayres and Michael Linden highlight key moments of Republican obstructionism in the deficit negotiation.
Sarah Ayres debunks the conservative nonsense about legions of millionaire small-business owners based on an Office of Tax Analysis report.
Sarah Ayres shows how many millionaires are paying less in taxes than millions of Americans.
Job recovery and sustained economic growth require government to step up again, say leading analysts in surprise bipartisan consensus.
Michael Linden and Sarah Ayres present 10 key facts central to understanding why the U.S. Congress cannot let extremists on the right ruin our nation’s credit rating, gut our government, and harm working Americans and their families.
Sarah Ayres y Michael Linden comparan el nuevo plan republicano para recortar el déficit federal al 18 por ciento del PIB a instalar una transmisión de 1966 a un Mustang 2012.
Sarah Ayres and Michael Linden compare the new Republican plan to cut the federal deficit to 18 percent of GDP to putting a 1966 transmission into a 2012 Mustang.
Adam Hersh and Sarah Ayres explain how the Republican budget will strip bare investments in innovation and competitiveness that are critical to long-run prosperity in the U.S. economy.
Michael Linden, Sarah Ayres, and Daniel J. Weiss examine 10 policy “riders” that conservatives want included in a spending bill for fiscal year 2011.
Interactive Find out much you know about balancing the federal budget with this quiz from Michael Linden, Jordan Eizenga, and Sarah Ayres.
Michael Linden and Sarah Ayres review the GAO’s new report on eliminating government waste and offer recommendations for finding further reductions going forward.
The Republicans’ continuing resolution makes deep cuts to our chances at future competitiveness and growth, write Adam Hersh and Sarah Ayres.
Sarah Ayres is a Policy Analyst in the Economic Policy Department at American Progress. Her work focuses on tax and budget policy. Prior to joining American Progress, Sarah handled economic and financial policy as legislative assistant to Congressman Rick Boucher (D-VA), a senior member of the Energy and Commerce Committee. She was also the field [...]