President Obama sent Congress a $3.9 trillion dollar budget. Although his 2015 plan has been deemed more politics than policy, it's a blueprint of how to start repairing our economy.
The CPC budget offers Americans a common-sense set of choices on vital priorities. To do so, it has to take on big money and entrenched special interests. Common sense, it turns out, requires courage.
The Caucus' proposal is a loud and audacious rebuke to conservative austerity economics. It will be a sharp contrast to the budget expected to be introduced in April by House Budget Committee Chair Rep. Paul Ryan.
President Obama’s budget wasn’t actually dead on arrival last week. But Republicans knew it would speak to the hopes and dreams of everyday Americans. So they tried choking it.
The Democratic Party, and especially President Obama’s wing of it, must not define the leftmost boundary of political debate. If we are to see a “dream budget,” we need to dream bigger than this.
Yes, conservatives have tried for years to turn "tax and spend" into an epithet. But this strategy would reduce joblessness and inequality while stimulating the economy.
Again and again President Obama has proposed programs to help the economy and create jobs. Again and again these proposals have been obstructed by Republicans in Congress.
President Obama's 2015 Budget picks good fights with the right enemies. It exposes those who oppose it for who they are. But his longer term projections are a slow retreat from where we need to go.
House Speaker John Boehner has announced that Republicans plan to offer another budget proposal from Rep. Paul Ryan, the House Budget Committee chair, for fiscal 2015. Progressives should relish what's to come.
President Obama's 2015 federal budget comes weeks he after declared inequality “the defining moral challenge of our time.” Early reports about the budget show no signs of such broad moral sweep or scope.