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.
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.
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.
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.
The current spending cap is a compromise of a compromise for progressives.
Issue Brief President Obama’s new proposal to reform the Earned Income Tax Credit is a step in the right direction.
The president’s fiscal year 2015 budget focuses on growing the economy and pivots away from austerity.
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.
CAP President Neera Tanden testifies before the Senate Budget Committee.
President Barack Obama’s MyRA plan is a start, but Congress should do more.
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.
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.
The Murray-Ryan budget deal does not eliminate the challenges DOD faces from sequestration but does provide an opportunity to responsibly reduce defense spending.