How Sequestration Would Work
Issue Brief Scott Lilly breaks down the potential implications of the automatic, across-the-board budget cuts scheduled for January.
How Shortsighted Spending Cuts Increase Waste, Fraud, and Abuse
Issue Brief Austerity is so out of hand that there are opportunities to reverse some of the most shortsighted and damaging cuts while at the same time reducing deficits.
The Fiscal Debate in Context
The current spending cap is a compromise of a compromise for progressives.
For the Pentagon, Diminished Sequester Still Looms Under Congressional Budget Deal
The Murray-Ryan budget deal does not eliminate the challenges DOD faces from sequestration but does provide an opportunity to responsibly reduce defense spending.
The Budget Agreement Is an Imperfect but Good First Step Toward Growing the Economy
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.
Sequestering Opportunity for American Indians and Alaska Natives
The latest poverty numbers highlight the dramatically negative effects that federal funding cuts are having on the AI/AN population.
Why One Simple Fix Would Dramatically Reduce the Sequester
Issue Brief Congress always intended to replace the sequester with smarter deficit reduction—then they slashed deficits but still left the full sequester in place.
4 Ways Sequestration Gets Worse Next Year
Video Sequestration—the automatic across-the-board cuts that started earlier this year—are a disaster for the American people. Unless lawmakers act, it’s going to be even worse in 2014.
How Sequestration Gets Worse in 2014
Report Sequestration is already a disaster for the American people. Four key factors will make it even worse next year.
Jobs Report Shows Need for Pro-Growth Policies
With the people’s government now back on-line, the House can redeem itself for the economic damage done by focusing on economic and budgetary winners in the already bipartisan agenda.
Replacing the Sequester
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.