The Disinvestment Budget: Government Investments to Improve Our Economic Future Would be Crushed Under the Recently Passed House Budget
Federal spending on infrastructure, scientific research, early childhood education, disease treatment, space exploration, and college tuition could be slashed by nearly half over the next decade.
Ryan Budget Abandons Innovation Future
At a time when federal research and development, or R&D, investment is stagnating, significant new contributions must be made to secure our continued global leadership in R&D. Rep. Ryan’s budget does just the opposite, significantly reducing the federal government’s commitment to it.
How the Ryan Budget Fails Our Economy by Failing Economics
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.
Fiscal Year 2015 Ryan Budget by the Numbers
The Ryan budget once again undermines America’s long-term economic future by cutting essential infrastructure programs that support job growth, trade, and the efficient movement of people and goods.
The Ryan Budget Once Again Hurts Communities of Color
For the fourth straight year, Rep. Paul Ryan’s budget leaves communities of color behind in order to protect tax breaks for millionaires, Big Oil and big corporations.
The Ryan Budget Is a Broken Record of Failed Trickle-Down Economics
This 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.
The Safety Net Is Good Economic Policy
Issue Brief Economic research shows that the safety net reduces poverty and boosts mobility.
The Fiscal Debate in Context
The current spending cap is a compromise of a compromise for progressives.
Improving the Earned Income Tax Credit to Better Serve Childless Adults
Issue Brief President Obama’s new proposal to reform the Earned Income Tax Credit is a step in the right direction.
President Obama’s Budget Resets the Fiscal Debate
The president’s fiscal year 2015 budget focuses on growing the economy and pivots away from austerity.
How Will Immigration Reform Impact the Medicare Trust Fund?
Issue Brief Immigration reform that provides legal status and earned citizenship to undocumented immigrants would extend the solvency of the Medicare trust fund by four years and provide a net contribution to the trust fund for the next three decades.
The Economic Budget Outlook for Individuals, Families, and Communities
CAP President Neera Tanden testifies before the Senate Budget Committee.
A Step in the Right Direction on Retirement
President Barack Obama’s MyRA plan is a start, but Congress should do more.
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.
Coming Together on Behalf of Unemployed Americans
Income inequality seems set to become the hot-button issue of the new year, as politicians and citizens alike turn their attention to the unemployed.