Michael Linden says the budget proposal has the right ideas for strengthening our middle class, protecting our economic recovery, and charting a responsible course for federal deficit reduction.
The Congressional Budget Office’s projections show clearly that keeping all our low-tax policies in place will result in big deficits, writes Michael Linden.
Michael Linden debunks the notion that this year’s federal budget deficit is mainly due to President Obama’s domestic spending.
The deficit reduction package offered by super committee Democrats was nearly identical to the one put forward by Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson, but actually contained less revenue. And yet the GOP rejected it.
Sarah Ayres and Michael Linden highlight key moments of Republican obstructionism in the deficit negotiation.
The conservative echo chamber keeps repeating the false argument that regulations kill jobs, write Kristina Costa and Michael Linden. Everyone else begs to differ.
In The Hill, Michael Linden reveals the one way that the Super Committee can actually fail—and not coming up with a deal isn't it.
Michael Linden and Michael Ettlinger explain why the “Gang of Six” approach to tax reform— setting out some parameters but putting the hard decisions off for later—is the wrong way to go.
Kristina Costa and Michael Linden point out the absurdities in conservative arguments that regulations are holding back our economy, not lack of demand.
History has shown that real deficit reduction is more likely to be achieved in multiple smaller steps rather than one giant leap, writes Michael Linden.
Seth Hanlon and Michael Linden show that President Obama’s “Buffett Rule” is hardly class warfare, as critics charge. It’s merely a plea for tax fairness that so strikingly echoes ones Ronald Reagan made 25 years ago, it might be called the “Reagan Rule.”
Those attacking the president’s plan for adding $1.5 trillion in revenue over the next 10 years should look at the other deficit reduction plans out there, says Michael Linden.
Issue Brief Michael Linden explains how a recent Heritage Foundation report aims to distort economic history.
Michael Ettlinger and Michael Linden examine the differences between the president’s plan announced today and the House plan enacted earlier this year.
Michael Linden and Michael Ettlinger compare the two presidents’ records on taxes and find that President Obama’s first-term cuts are bigger than President Bush’s.