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Delays on the Farm Bill

July 30, 2012

Earlier this month, the farm bill came out of House Agriculture Committee with bipartisan support. After talk of postponing a vote on the farm bill, House Republicans are now considering voting for a one-year extension of the bill this week instead of the traditional five-year extension.

Danger on the Third Rail

June 21, 2012

For far too long politicians have considered entitlement spending to be the third-rail of politics: touch it, and your future in politics is off the tracks. With a towering debt of nearly $16 trillion, Americans are ready for a fact-based conversation about the biggest drivers of federal spending.

Danger Aboard the Third Rail Line

June 21, 2012

For far too long politicians have considered entitlement spending to be the third-rail of politics: touch it, and your future in politics is off the tracks. With a towering debt of nearly $16 trillion, Americans are ready for a fact-based conversation about the biggest drivers of federal spending.

Republican Presidential Debate Breakdown

February 23, 2012

Last night’s Republican presidential debate opened with deficit spending and what the candidates planned to do to get spending under control. Let’s take a look at what they said.

The President’s Budget By The Numbers

February 14, 2012

On February 13, the President Obama submitted his proposed budget for the federal government’s upcoming fiscal year (FY2013), which runs October 1, 2013 through September 30, 2014. After cutting out the hype, rhetoric, and commentary, what is left? Here are the facts

The Budget Process

February 13, 2012

Before the government’s next fiscal year begins (runs from October 1, 2012 – until September 30, 2013), Congress and the President must fund some of government’s spending. The federal budget process has been muddied and been made confusing, so let’s examine exactly how it works.

Take-aways from CBO outlook

February 1, 2012

We’re giving you some of what we think are the most important take-aways from yesterday’s Budget and Economic Outlook.