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Entries by Joel Friedman from 02/2014

House Changes to Military Pensions Would Violate Key Principle of Recent Budget Deal

| Posted 02.12.2014 | Politics

The House voted yesterday to undo the military pension savings in December's Murray-Ryan budget deal and offset the cost by extending the sequestration budget cuts for mandatory programs by one year, from 2023 to 2024.   That was a mistake. 

President's Budget to Propose Building on Murray-Ryan Agreement

| Posted 02.20.2014 | Politics

The administration proposal highlights that the funding levels under current law will deprive the nation of worthy investments in such areas as infrastructure, research, and education, and it urges Congress and the nation to evaluate whether the benefits of higher spending in those areas outweigh the costs of cutting certain programs and raising certain revenues.