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How Shortsighted Spending Cuts Increase Waste, Fraud, and Abuse Report
The chamber of the House of Representatives empties following a joint meeting of Congress on September 18, 2014. (AP/J. Scott Applewhite)

How Shortsighted Spending Cuts Increase Waste, Fraud, and Abuse

Austerity is so out of hand that there are opportunities to reverse some of the most shortsighted and damaging cuts while at the same time reducing deficits.

Harry Stein, Hilary Gelfond

The Fiscal Debate in Context Article
House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI), left, speaks with Senate Budget Committee Chairwoman Patty Murray (D-WA) on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, November 13, 2013. (AP/ Scott Applewhite)

The Fiscal Debate in Context

The current spending cap is a compromise of a compromise for progressives.

Harry Stein

Why One Simple Fix Would Dramatically Reduce the Sequester Report
The U.S. Capitol Building is seen in Washington, Monday, October 14, 2013. (AP/J. Scott Applewhite)

Why One Simple Fix Would Dramatically Reduce the Sequester

Congress always intended to replace the sequester with smarter deficit reduction—then they slashed deficits but still left the full sequester in place.

Harry Stein

4 Ways Sequestration Gets Worse Next Year Video
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4 Ways Sequestration Gets Worse Next Year

Sequestration—the automatic across-the-board cuts that started earlier this year—are a disaster for the American people. Unless lawmakers act, it’s going to be even worse in 2014.

Harry Stein

How Sequestration Gets Worse in 2014 Report
Potholes are visible on a farming back road in Tulare, California. (AP/Gary Kazanjian)

How Sequestration Gets Worse in 2014

Sequestration is already a disaster for the American people. Four key factors will make it even worse next year.

Harry Stein

Jobs Report Shows Need for Pro-Growth Policies Article
Job seekers Emilio Ferrer, Brian Ferrer, and Jonathan Ferrer of Hollywood, Florida, talk to a FirstService representative at a job fair in Miami Lakes, Florida, Wednesday, August 14, 2013. (AP/Alan Diaz)

Jobs Report Shows Need for Pro-Growth Policies

With the people’s government now back on-line, the House can redeem itself for the economic damage done by focusing on economic and budgetary winners in the already bipartisan agenda.

Adam Hersh

Replacing the Sequester Report
Dusk falls over the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, Monday, September 30, 2013. (AP/Evan Vucci)

Replacing the Sequester

With the manufactured crises behind us, it’s time to turn to the real fiscal task at hand, namely reversing damaging austerity policies and investing in growth.

Michael Linden

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