CBO Monthly Budget Review | Breaking It Down

April 10, 2014

This week, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its monthly estimate of the current level of federal spending. In the first six months of the fiscal year, the federal government ran up a budget deficit of $413 billion.

Putin Approves | Friday Funnies

Friday Funnies | February 7, 2014

When it comes to U.S. policy lately, we seem to be taking some pointers from none other than the President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin himself.

State Fact Sheets for January

February 7, 2014

Get the latest on your state’s unemployment rate, economic condition, budget deficit and more with our State Fact Sheets. The most up to date fiscal and economic data for all 50 states in one place.

Putin’ Russia’s Olympic Spending in Perspective

February 7, 2014

The 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, have their place in history already secured: They are the most expensive games in the history of mankind, costing more than the 21 previous Winter Olympics combined.

Congressional Budget Office Report | Breaking It Down

February 6, 2014

Yesterday we looked at the Congressional Budget Office’s projections for how the Affordable Care Act would affect the U.S. economy. Today we break down the other figures found in the CBO’s semiannual budget and economic report.

CBO Budget and Economic Outlook for 2014-2024

February 4, 2014

This morning the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its updated budget outlook for fiscal years 2014-2024. This report includes new projections on the country’s deficits as well as updated estimates of the effects of the president’s new healthcare law.