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Will Congress block automatic cuts?

January 17, 2012

Congress can, and routinely does, block deficit reduction measures from taking effect. Our latest infographic examines one such example.

THE SUSTAINABLE GROWTH RATE FORMULA: MEDICARE’S PAYMENT TO DOCTORS

December 15, 2011

Think the “automatic cuts” triggered by the Super Committee’s failure will actually happen? Not so fast. If we look to “cuts” triggered by the Balanced Budget Act of 1997, history shows us that Congress routinely blocks this deficit reduction measure from taking effect….