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Whack-a-Mole Budgeting

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International AirportThe Federal Aviation Administration “fix” demonstrates how clueless Congress remains about the mischief it has created.

By Scott Lilly | Friday, April 26, 2013

K Street: Then and Now

Los Angeles International AirportAirlines for America CEO Nick Calio’s recent lawsuit against the Federal Aviation Administration demonstrates that lobbyists today aren’t as invested in the details as they used to be.

By Scott Lilly | Thursday, April 25, 2013

White House Budget Drives Pay for Success and Social Impact Bonds Forward

New proposals in the Obama administration’s budget will help promote an innovative method to changing the way government does business and will provide a new approach to financing social programs.

By Sonal Shah and Kristina Costa | Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Census Bureau Faces Danger from Budget Cuts and Ideological Grandstanding

Robert Groves article icon Issue Brief Attacking the U.S. Census Bureau today means that government and businesses will be less effective tomorrow.

By Kristina Costa | Thursday, April 18, 2013

The Pentagon Must Carry Its Weight

Obama fiscal year 2014 federal budgetIn its fiscal year 2014 defense budget request, the Obama administration holds the baseline defense budget steady at near historic highs.

By Lawrence J. Korb, Alex Rothman, and Max Hoffman | Thursday, April 11, 2013

On Overall Spending and Revenue, the President’s Compromise Budget Offer Is to the Right of Simpson-Bowles

Obama federal budget bars icon Charts President Obama’s fiscal year 2014 budget shows his willingness to accept less revenue and less government spending than the bipartisan Simpson-Bowles plan.

By Michael Linden | Wednesday, April 10, 2013

President Obama’s Budget Makes Historic Investments in Young Children

The president’s fiscal year 2014 budget proposal calls for a bold new $75 billion investment in preschool.

By Melissa Lazarín and Sasha Post | Wednesday, April 10, 2013

The Obama Budget Drains Tax Breaks for Big Oil

Unlike Rep. Paul Ryan’s budget, President Obama’s FY 2014 budget proposal appropriately recognizes that the last thing Big Oil companies need is continued tax relief.

By Daniel J. Weiss | Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Compromised: The President’s Budget Is Another Attempt to Reach a Fiscal Deal

President ObamaThe president’s compromise budget is constrained not by actual fiscal limits, but by perceived political limits.

By Michael Linden | Wednesday, April 10, 2013

The Eye-Popping Chart that Undermines Rep. Ryan’s ‘Spending Problem’ Talking Point

Paul Ryan bars icon Charts If we actually have a “spending problem,” why does Rep. Paul Ryan’s budget only cut the portion of federal spending that is shrinking?

By Michael Linden | Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Sequestration and the Failure of the Fourth Estate

Air traffic control tower at Chicago's Midway International AirportReporting that says that the blame for the sequester is to be shared is probably not wrong. But among those who should be at the forefront of sharing that blame are the nation's newspapers and broadcasters.

By Scott Lilly | Tuesday, March 19, 2013

How the Ryan Budget Will Affect Communities of Color

Rep. Paul RyanThe new House Republican budget will gut the social safety net, slow growth, and kill jobs and investment—all disproportionately impacting communities of color.

By Morriah Kaplan and Daniella Gibbs Leger | Monday, March 18, 2013

Imagining a Pro-Growth Budget Blueprint

Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA)The budget plan put forth by Sen. Patty Murray promotes job creation, fosters the economic recovery, makes critical investments that lay the foundation for economic growth, and responsibly reduces the budget deficit.

By Michael Linden | Thursday, March 14, 2013

Celebrating AmeriCorps Week

AmeriCorpsAs the nation celebrates AmeriCorps and its 20 years of invaluable community service, we must urge our leaders to keep national service a priority and a key item on our policy agenda.

By Zach Murray | Thursday, March 14, 2013

How the Ryan Budget Impacts Seniors

Marty Robertson, Bernadette WinkoThe latest House Republican budget is an assault on seniors—from the health care and prescription drugs they need to stay healthy, to the care they need in their twilight years, to the very meals they eat.

By Anna Chu | Wednesday, March 13, 2013