federal budget


What Americans think about President Obama's budget

Feb 16, 2012
Do Americans agree with President Obama's latest budget proposal? Gallup's editor-in-chief Frank Newport explains what Americans want the government to cut and spend more money on.
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$3.8 trillion budget released

Feb 13, 2012
President Obama has published his multi-trillion-dollar budget. Despite it being an election year, Karen Shaw Petrou thinks we should take it seriously.
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Saving money on making money

Feb 13, 2012
In his new budget released today, President Obama said he wants Congress to let the Treasury Department use cheaper materials to mint our coins.
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President Obama to announce 2013 budget

Feb 10, 2012
President Obama unveils his budget for next year on Monday, at a community college just outside of Washington, D.C. But how serious is this executive branch wish list in a gridlocked Washington?
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Is major tax reform coming?

Feb 1, 2012
Like it or not, some form of major tax change is coming over the next several years. The reason is well-known: The federal government's dire long-term fiscal situation. The real question is what kind of tax overhaul.
Posted In: Taxes, tax forms, credits, deductions, tax reform, federal budget

Congress could settle on a two month extension

Dec 16, 2011
Long-term budget issues in Washington are yet to be resolved, but it is likely that leaders will settle on a temporary two month extension of the payroll tax cuts.
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Shutdown averted, Congress weighs stimulus

Dec 16, 2011
Now that Congress has averted a government shutdown, it takes up the extension of the payroll tax cut and long-term unemployment benefits
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Will Congress soon decide on a budget plan?

Dec 16, 2011
For now, it looks at though leaders in Washington will push back any long lasting decisions on the deficit into next year.
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R & D tax cut could expire

Dec 15, 2011
The budget debate in Washington has put a lot of programs in danger, including those that depend on research and development tax cuts to innovate.
Posted In: research and development, Washington D.C., federal budget

Will a balanced budget requirement come to the U.S.?

Dec 9, 2011
As news from Europe points to greater fiscal scrutiny for countries in the EU, questions are raised as to whether a balanced budget amendment here at home could finally pass.
Posted In: Washington D.C., federal budget