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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

Rep. Ryan Needs to Learn Something (Anything!) About Clean Energy

Rep. Paul RyanHere are three facts about clean energy that you would never know from reading Rep. Paul Ryan’s latest budget proposal.

By Richard W. Caperton | Wednesday, March 13, 2013

New Ryan Budget Cuts Investments in America’s Future

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) article icon Issue Brief The new House Republican budget proposes steep cuts in both public and private investment.

By Sarah Ayres and Adam Hersh | Wednesday, March 13, 2013

The Ryan Budget Includes Devastating Health Care Cost Increases for Seniors—Again

Senior in doctor's officeThe latest House Republican budget resolution’s treatment of Medicare will result in higher annual premiums for seniors and increasingly unaffordable health care costs in retirement.

By Emily Oshima Lee | Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Ryan Budget 101: The 10 Worst Things About the House Republican Budget

House Republican budgetClearly, with their latest budget plan, House Republicans fail to understand that simply restating bad ideas doesn’t make them any better.

By Sarah Ayres | Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Rep. Paul Ryan’s Fantasy Budget

Rep. Paul RyanDespite overblown claims of balancing the budget in 10 years, Rep. Ryan’s budget in actuality increases the deficit and debt.

By Michael Linden | Tuesday, March 12, 2013