Posts tagged Budget
Posts tagged Budget
If President Obama included in his recent #budget policies suggested in past budgets, about $575 billion of additional deficit reduction through 2024 could be achieved http://crfb.org/blogs/how-low-could-debt-go
Here’s a look at President Obama’s FY 2015 budget using charts. View the entire Chartbook at http://crfb.org/document/chartbook-presidents-fy-2015-budget
Our Marc Goldwein discusses the Fy2015 #budget. Read more at http://www.voanews.com/content/us-deficit-hawks-say-2015-budget-not-bold-enough/1866021.html
Watch our Maya MacGuineas and a Bloomberg TV panel discuss today’s FY2105 White House #budget proposal. Then read our analysis at http://crfb.org/document/report-analysis-president’s-fy-2015-budget
In advance of tomorrow’s White House #budget, here’s a look at last year’s deficit reduction proposals http://crfb.org/blogs/deficit-reduction-proposals-presidents-last-budget
As the budget conference committee gears up. We remind lawmakers that all of this year’s budgets put the debt on a downward path. Whatever the conference committee presents should do the same http://crfb.org/blogs/budgets-agree-one-thing-putting-debt-downward-path
A Friday funny video. The budget cat-astrophe.
Switching to a chained CPI could bring significant savings over time. Read more at http://crfb.org/sites/default/files/measuring_up_0.pdf
Beware of gimmicks as fiscal cliff draws near. Read our report on howa two-step process can be done right http://crfb.org/document/report-what-we-hope-see-fiscal-cliff-negotiations
Budget Term of the Week - Sequestration
Sequestration is series of automatic federal spending cuts that occur when the government fails to achieve a set of pre-determined goals. In the current context, sequestration refers to the set of automatic across-the-board cuts mandated by the Budget Control Act of 2011 that will go into effect if Congress fails to enact $1.2 trillion in deficit reduction initiatives by December 23, 2011.
There’s a lot more where this came from. Check out A People’s Guide to the Federal Budget!
Sequestration is one part of the fiscal cliff. Learn more about the fiscal cliff here