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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.

By Scott Lilly | Wednesday, April 16, 2014

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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.

By Kwame Boadi | Wednesday, April 9, 2014

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

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.

By Kevin DeGood | Friday, April 4, 2014

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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.

By Daniella Gibbs Leger | Friday, April 4, 2014

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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.

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

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The Safety Net Is Good Economic Policy

article icon Issue Brief Economic research shows that the safety net reduces poverty and boosts mobility.

By Sarah Ayres | Monday, March 31, 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

Improving the Earned Income Tax Credit to Better Serve Childless Adults

article icon Issue Brief President Obama’s new proposal to reform the Earned Income Tax Credit is a step in the right direction.

By Katie Wright | Friday, March 7, 2014


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.

By Harry Stein | Tuesday, March 4, 2014

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How Will Immigration Reform Impact the Medicare Trust Fund?

article icon 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.

By Patrick Oakford and Robert Lynch | Thursday, February 27, 2014

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The Economic Budget Outlook for Individuals, Families, and Communities

CAP President Neera Tanden testifies before the Senate Budget Committee.

By Neera Tanden | Thursday, February 27, 2014


A Step in the Right Direction on Retirement

President Barack Obama’s MyRA plan is a start, but Congress should do more.

By Joe Valenti and David Madland | Wednesday, January 29, 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

Kaine and Levin walk to Senate unemployment test vote

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.

By Sam Fulwood III | Tuesday, January 7, 2014

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