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 current spending cap is a compromise of a compromise for progressives.
The Murray-Ryan budget deal does not eliminate the challenges DOD faces from sequestration but does provide an opportunity to responsibly reduce defense spending.
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.
The latest poverty numbers highlight the dramatically negative effects that federal funding cuts are having on the AI/AN population.
Congress always intended to replace the sequester with smarter deficit reduction—then they slashed deficits but still left the full sequester in place.
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.
Sequestration is already a disaster for the American people. Four key factors will make it even worse next year.
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.
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.