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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

4 Ways that Austerity Demands Have Reached New Extremes

Paul Ryan article icon Issue Brief Senate Democrats are accepting spending levels equivalent to previous House Republican budgets, yet House Republican leaders are insisting on new, deeper spending cuts in exchange for preventing a government shutdown.

By Harry Stein | Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Why Austerity Fails When the Cuts Get Specific

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) article icon Issue Brief The transportation and housing bill’s failure shows that the deep cuts demanded by the Ryan budget simply cannot be allocated in a responsible way.

By Harry Stein and John Craig | Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Harry Stein

Harry Stein is the Associate Director for Fiscal Policy at American Progress. His work focuses on the tax and spending choices within the federal budget. Prior to joining American Progress, he worked as a legislative assistant to Sen. Herb Kohl (D-WI). His portfolio included the federal budget, tax policy, and national security, including Sen. Kohl’s […]

Monday, July 8, 2013