Although some unfortunate concessions had to be made to appease conservatives, the Murray-Ryan budget deal is a net-positive step for the United States.
Issue Brief With the manufactured crises behind us, it’s time to turn to the real fiscal task at hand, namely reversing damaging austerity policies and investing in growth.
Charts House Republicans' current approach to government funding—through small, targeted appropriations for a select group of government functions—is impractical and irresponsible.
If the Tea Party shuts the government down, it will not be because progressives were inflexible.
In one day, we learned that poverty is still elevated, inequality is near record highs, and middle-class incomes continue to stagnate, even as our long-term debt trajectory is dramatically improved. These data should finally put an end to calls for more damaging austerity.
Issue Brief Speaker Boehner’s proposed stopgap funding measure would have Congress embrace another round of spending cuts, while signaling a willingness to increase funding for defense only.
President Obama’s latest proposal to create jobs comes with a significant concession on corporate tax reform to get conservatives in Congress to compromise.
Tax reform should make the tax code fairer and simpler for the middle class and raise revenue for investments in future economic growth.
Report Over the past three years, both the underlying fiscal landscape and the broader economic context for the fiscal debate have shifted in very important ways, yet the debate has remained remarkably static.
In his testimony before the Senate Budget Committee, Michael Linden lays out broad principles for progressive, pro-growth tax reform.
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.
The president’s compromise budget is constrained not by actual fiscal limits, but by perceived political limits.
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?