Michael Ettlinger and Michael Linden predict that budget negotiations will probably yield the discretionary spending cuts the House leadership wanted in the first place.
Michael Ettlinger and Michael Linden explain why conservative rhetoric about being broke masks our ability to pay for the government we need.
Interactive An interactive tool from Michael Ettlinger and Michael Linden lets you try your hand at cutting $100 billion from the nonsecurity discretionary budget.
Michael Ettlinger explains why long-term deficit reduction requires patience and planning, not political theater.
Michael Ettlinger and Michael Linden critique the budget choreography that should draw conservatives step by step toward, well, tax increases.
Michael Linden and Michael Ettlinger examine the deep cuts House Republicans are so proud of—cuts that amount to 1.3 percent of this year’s fiscal deficit.
Regulating financial markets costs something but let’s not be “million wise and trillion” foolish, write Michael Ettlinger and Adam S. Hersh. There are sensible ways to fund our financial policing agencies.
Deficit reduction proposals stand a chance if they aren’t too ambitious and don’t trample all over cherished programs, says Michael Ettlinger.
Michael Ettlinger and Michael Linden calculate the benefits in jobs but note that the cost of bonus tax cuts for the rich translates into 500,000 fewer jobs.
Report Michael Ettlinger, Michael Linden, and Reece Rushing on what we can do to address the long-term federal budget deficit.
Michael Ettlinger details why not extending the Bush tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans would only cost them a fraction of the wealth they accrued over the past decade.
Issue Brief Adam S. Hersh, Michael Ettlinger, and Kalen Pruss parse conservatives' tried and failed approach to economics that should not be repeated.
Report Michael Ettlinger and Michael Linden’s analysis of congressional Republicans’ new plan for the federal budget shows higher deficits and debt under its proposals.