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What's so great about austerity, anyway?

Apr 11, 2013
The idea that government should be balance its budget and stay out of the way has been around a long time. It's gained ascendance in Washington even as more economists agree the government should spend more and help the economy.
Posted In: budget, austerity

From a toy store in Cleveland, the Main Street view of the federal budget

Apr 10, 2013
Toy store owner Steve Presser is optimistic about Congressional budget negotiations, but worries there won't be enough support for small business.
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So we've got three budgets, but is there any overlap?

Apr 10, 2013
Obama adds his budget to competing plans from the House and Senate. Is there any Venn diagram overlap?
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Obama chooses between cigarettes, soda and booze

Apr 10, 2013
In his budget, the president chose to tax one sin more than others.
Posted In: Taxes, budget, cigarettes

A budget reality check

Mar 12, 2013
Republican Rep. Paul Ryan wants to balance the federal budget within 10 years, largely through scrapping Obamacare and remaking Medicaid and Medicare. Like all budgets, the plan is based on assumptions, namely that a balanced budget in such a short time is a good thing and that economic growth will outpace the growth in government spending.
Posted In: Paul Ryan, budget

Who are these budget-cutters, Simpson and Bowles?

Feb 19, 2013
Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles, with their second plan for cutting the deficit, get attention because their proposals fall in the middle between political extremes.
Posted In: Simpson-Bowles, deficit-cutting, budget, Alan Simpson, Erskine Bowles

Just how would the 'sequester' affect you?

Feb 7, 2013
For one thing, 63,000 kids would get booted from Head Start.
Posted In: sequestration, Education, defense, budget

What good is the federal budget anyway?

Jan 23, 2013
Congress hasn't always had a hand in crafting federal spending plans.
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Obama uses campaign machine to push agenda

Jan 21, 2013
President Obama will use a deep campaign database and volunteer network in a new nonprofit. Some are concerned because it can take corporate money.
Posted In: Obama campaign, Immigration, budget, Barack Obama, campaign, nonprofit

Government job cuts hurt wealthy, middle class and poor

Jan 18, 2013
Wealthy, poor and in-between residents tell us how shrinking government would affect their personal finances
Posted In: budget cuts, budget, Washington D.C.

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