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How the Ryan Budget Fails Our Economy by Failing Economics

article icon Issue Brief The conservative economic framework at the core of the Ryan budget remains stuck on supply-side and trickle-down theories that have been discredited and are out of touch with today’s economy.

By Harry Stein and Michael Madowitz | Wednesday, April 9, 2014

The Ryan Budget Is a Broken Record of Failed Trickle-Down Economics

Rep. Paul RyanThis year’s Ryan budget once again slashes middle-class investments and the social safety net in order to continue giving tax breaks to millionaires, corporations, and Big Oil.

By Anna Chu and Harry Stein | Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Congress Should Reassess the Importance of Two Corporate Tax Breaks

Help with unemployment benefitsExpiring corporate tax breaks are not a greater emergency than expired unemployment benefits.

By Harry Stein and John Craig | Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The Fiscal Debate in Context

The current spending cap is a compromise of a compromise for progressives.

By Harry Stein | Wednesday, March 12, 2014

President Obama’s Budget Resets the Fiscal Debate

FY2015The president’s fiscal year 2015 budget focuses on growing the economy and pivots away from austerity.

By Harry Stein | Tuesday, March 4, 2014

The Omnibus Spending Bill Reveals the Economic Consequences of the Murray-Ryan Budget Deal

While a step in the right direction, the omnibus spending bill is also a reminder of how much our fiscal policy needs to improve to get the economy moving.

By Harry Stein | Friday, January 17, 2014

The Budget Agreement Is an Imperfect but Good First Step Toward Growing the Economy

Murray/Ryan dealAlthough some unfortunate concessions had to be made to appease conservatives, the Murray-Ryan budget deal is a net-positive step for the United States.

By Harry Stein and Michael Linden | Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Why One Simple Fix Would Dramatically Reduce the Sequester

article icon Issue Brief Congress always intended to replace the sequester with smarter deficit reduction—then they slashed deficits but still left the full sequester in place.

By Harry Stein | Tuesday, November 26, 2013

4 Ways Sequestration Gets Worse Next Year

play_alt icon Video Sequestration—the automatic across-the-board cuts that started earlier this year—are a disaster for the American people. Unless lawmakers act, it’s going to be even worse in 2014.

By Harry Stein | Thursday, November 21, 2013

How Sequestration Gets Worse in 2014

Potholes book_alt2 icon Report Sequestration is already a disaster for the American people. Four key factors will make it even worse next year.

By Harry Stein | Thursday, November 21, 2013

Todo lo necesario para entender el debate sobre el aumento del límite de la deuda nacional

El cierre del gobierno causó graves dificultades a través del país, y nos acercamos hacia una crisis aún más grande: el atravesamiento del límite de la deuda nacional. Expertos del Departamento del Tesoro de los EE.UU. advirtieron que si el Congreso no levantaba el límite de la deuda nacional a tiempo, el resultado podría haber […]

By Harry Stein | Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Debt Limit 101

Everything you need to know about the federal debt limit.

By Harry Stein | Tuesday, October 15, 2013

The Senate Continuing Resolution Is Already a Compromise

CapitolIf the Tea Party shuts the government down, it will not be because progressives were inflexible.

By Michael Linden and Harry Stein | Monday, September 30, 2013

Progressives Just Made a Huge Concession to Keep the Government Open, but the Tea Party Might Shut It Down Anyway

The Senate’s continuing resolution prevents a government shutdown, but it does not avert another round of deep spending cuts.

By Harry Stein | Friday, September 27, 2013

Why We Must Reset the Fiscal Debate: 15 Charts

bars icon Charts Our budget and economy have changed, but demands for austerity in the fiscal debate haven’t. These 15 charts show why they should.

By Michael Linden and Harry Stein | Thursday, September 19, 2013