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.

Pay No Attention To Deficits Disorder

January 31, 2014

Ignoring the key drivers of our debt won’t make it go away, especially not anytime soon. We still have a long way to go to secure our nation’s fiscal future.

The 2014 Farm Bill

January 29, 2014

After a long battle, the farm bill conference report was released Monday and passed in the House on Wednesday by a vote of 251-166. The farm bill conference committee began negotiations in October 2013 after the House and Senate passed two separate and conflicting versions of a farm bill.