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Michael Ettlinger Archives

Will the Budget Process End Where the House Leadership Started?

Michael Ettlinger and Michael Linden predict that budget negotiations will probably yield the discretionary spending cuts the House leadership wanted in the first place.

By Michael Ettlinger and Michael Linden | Wednesday, March 23, 2011

We’re Not Broke

Michael Ettlinger and Michael Linden explain why conservative rhetoric about being broke masks our ability to pay for the government we need.

By Michael Linden and Michael Ettlinger | Monday, March 21, 2011

Cut Spending in the Tax Code

book_alt2 icon Report Seth Hanlon and Michael Ettlinger explain why reducing spending in the tax code should be discussed in Congress's budget debates.

By Seth Hanlon and Michael Ettlinger | Monday, March 21, 2011

Interactive: The Chopping Block

cursor icon Interactive An interactive tool from Michael Ettlinger and Michael Linden lets you try your hand at cutting $100 billion from the nonsecurity discretionary budget.

By Michael Linden and Michael Ettlinger | Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Budget Ambition

Michael Ettlinger explains why long-term deficit reduction requires patience and planning, not political theater.

By Michael Ettlinger | Monday, February 14, 2011

Reality Bites

Michael Ettlinger and Michael Linden critique the budget choreography that should draw conservatives step by step toward, well, tax increases.

By Michael Ettlinger and Michael Linden | Monday, February 14, 2011

Show Me the Money

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.

By Michael Linden and Michael Ettlinger | Thursday, February 10, 2011

There Are Foolish Things to Defund in the Federal Budget

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.

By Michael Ettlinger and Adam Hersh | Friday, February 4, 2011

Finding Realistic Deficit Reduction

Deficit reduction proposals stand a chance if they aren’t too ambitious and don’t trample all over cherished programs, says Michael Ettlinger.

By Michael Ettlinger | Friday, January 21, 2011

Tax and Unemployment Agreement Leads to Jobs Growth

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.

By Michael Linden and Michael Ettlinger | Tuesday, December 7, 2010

The First Step

book_alt2 icon Report Michael Ettlinger, Michael Linden, and Reece Rushing on what we can do to address the long-term federal budget deficit.

By Michael Ettlinger, Michael Linden, and Reece Rushing | Monday, December 6, 2010

The Wealthy Don’t Need Bonus Tax Cuts

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.

By Michael Ettlinger | Monday, November 15, 2010

The Consequences of Conservative Economic Policy

article icon Issue Brief Adam S. Hersh, Michael Ettlinger, and Kalen Pruss parse conservatives' tried and failed approach to economics that should not be repeated.

By Adam Hersh, Michael Ettlinger, and Kalen Pruss | Wednesday, October 20, 2010

“Pledge to America” Not as Fiscally Responsible as It Claims

book_alt2 icon 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.

By Michael Ettlinger and Michael Linden | Thursday, September 23, 2010

A Thousand Cuts

book_alt2 icon Report Michael Ettlinger and Michael Linden detail what reducing the federal budget deficit through large spending cuts could really look like.

By Michael Ettlinger and Michael Linden | Tuesday, September 21, 2010