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Obama’s Sensible Budget Priorities

Michael Linden says the budget proposal has the right ideas for strengthening our middle class, protecting our economic recovery, and charting a responsible course for federal deficit reduction.

By Michael Linden | Monday, February 13, 2012

President Obama’s Budget Proposal and Bowles-Simpson

Michael Linden looks at the remarkable similarities between the president’s new budget plan and that produced by the bipartisan chairmen of his former fiscal commission.

By Michael Linden | Monday, February 13, 2012

Lack of Revenue Will Lead to Big Future Budget Deficits

The Congressional Budget Office’s projections show clearly that keeping all our low-tax policies in place will result in big deficits, writes Michael Linden.

By Michael Linden | Tuesday, January 31, 2012

What Caused This Year’s Deficit?

Michael Linden debunks the notion that this year’s federal budget deficit is mainly due to President Obama’s domestic spending.

By Michael Linden | Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Super Committee Democratic Plan Nearly Identical to the Bowles-Simpson Plan

The deficit reduction package offered by super committee Democrats was nearly identical to the one put forward by Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson, but actually contained less revenue. And yet the GOP rejected it.

By Michael Linden | Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Republicans Won’t Compromise on Taxes: A Timeline

Sarah Ayres and Michael Linden highlight key moments of Republican obstructionism in the deficit negotiation.

By Sarah Ayres and Michael Linden | Monday, November 21, 2011

There’s Only One Way the Super Committee Can Fail (and It’s Not What You Think)

In The Hill, Michael Linden reveals the one way that the Super Committee can actually fail—and not coming up with a deal isn't it.

By Michael Linden | Friday, November 18, 2011

Regulatory Nonsense

The conservative echo chamber keeps repeating the false argument that regulations kill jobs, write Kristina Costa and Michael Linden. Everyone else begs to differ.

By Kristina Costa and Michael Linden | Friday, November 18, 2011

The Mirage of ‘Figure-It-Out-Later’ Tax Reform

Michael Linden and Michael Ettlinger explain why the “Gang of Six” approach to tax reform— setting out some parameters but putting the hard decisions off for later—is the wrong way to go.

By Michael Linden and Michael Ettlinger | Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Five Canards About Job-Killing Regulations

Kristina Costa and Michael Linden point out the absurdities in conservative arguments that regulations are holding back our economy, not lack of demand.

By Kristina Costa and Michael Linden | Friday, October 21, 2011

Going Forward Is More Important than ‘Going Big’

History has shown that real deficit reduction is more likely to be achieved in multiple smaller steps rather than one giant leap, writes Michael Linden.

By Michael Linden | Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Ronald Reagan, Father of the ‘Buffett Rule’

Seth Hanlon and Michael Linden show that President Obama’s “Buffett Rule” is hardly class warfare, as critics charge. It’s merely a plea for tax fairness that so strikingly echoes ones Ronald Reagan made 25 years ago, it might be called the “Reagan Rule.”

By Seth Hanlon and Michael Linden | Monday, October 3, 2011

Obama Deficit Plan Lighter on Taxes than Bipartisan Plans

Those attacking the president’s plan for adding $1.5 trillion in revenue over the next 10 years should look at the other deficit reduction plans out there, says Michael Linden.

By Michael Linden | Monday, September 26, 2011

Fact Versus Fiction in Latest Supply-Side Debate

article icon Issue Brief Michael Linden explains how a recent Heritage Foundation report aims to distort economic history.

By Michael Linden | Thursday, September 22, 2011

President Obama’s Plan for Dealing with the Deficit

Michael Ettlinger and Michael Linden examine the differences between the president’s plan announced today and the House plan enacted earlier this year.

By Michael Ettlinger and Michael Linden | Monday, September 19, 2011