Obama Administration

House Sustains Obama Veto of CR; Budgeteers Yawn

The House voted Wednesday to sustain President Obama's veto of a Continuing Resolution to keep the government funded. Huh? Confused? Why wasn't this...

Obama Said to Support Tax on Health Insurance

According to the Associated Press, President Obama has encouraged House leaders to support the Senate's excise tax on high-cost insurance plans. As...

Tough Challenge Facing Obama Administration in Last Days of Budget Deliberations

Today’s New York Times article on the difficulty President Obama faces in keeping his promise about deficit reduction and tax cuts, Promise to...

What Happened to the President's Spending Cuts?

Yesterday, on the heels of President Obama signing a $1.1 trillion "minibus" CRFB released a paper on the importance of controlling...
Dec 18, 2009 | Blog Paper Press Release

Our New Year's Wish: Political Will

Congress will leave town for the holidays without completing some serious fiscal business, but with a full agenda for next year. The House and Senate...

Fiscal Recovery Plan in the FY 2011 Budget?

There's an intriguing passage in the White House press release on President Obama's stimulus speech at Brookings yesterday:  "An...
Dec 8, 2009 | Blog Paper Press Release

Obama Puts Forth Jobs Plan

Today, in a speech at the Brookings Institution, President Obama outlined a strategy designed to accelerate job growth. In particular, he outlined...

Freezing Discretionary Spending...

UPDATE: Stan Collender thinks we might be making ice mountains out of snow hills.According to a number of news reports, President Obama has begun...

A Really Big Deficit

The message from the end of the year deficit number is clear: we must start planning how to get the deficit under control. A $1.4 TRILLION...

Meeting Today of President's Economic Recovery Advisory Board

Today PERAB, otherwise known as the Tax Reform Subcommittee of the President's Economic Recovery Advisory Board, is holding a meeting focusing on tax...

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