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Budget Resolution

Put the Pollute-a-Rama to Bed

Rhea Suh | Posted 05.24.2015 | Green
Rhea Suh

The U.S. Senate is expected to pull an all-nighter on Thursday, potentially voting on more than four dozen budget-related measures by dawn before blowing out of town for a two-week spring break. It's what Beltway types call a "Vote-a-rama."

Why the Upcoming Shutdowns and Defaults Are Symptoms of a Deeper Republican Malady

Robert Reich | Posted 11.22.2013 | Politics
Robert Reich

Congressional Republicans have gone directly from conservatism to fanaticism without any intervening period of sanity.

Eliminate the Budget Committees

Sean Q. Kelly, Ph.D. | Posted 05.28.2013 | Politics
Sean Q. Kelly, Ph.D.

Rather than an exercise in policy-making, the congressional budget process has metamorphosed into political theater.

John Celock

Senators Back $23.3 Billion Online Sales Tax | John Celock | Posted 03.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A measure to allow state and local governments to collect sales taxes from online purchases received key support in the United States Se...

No Budget? No Pay!

Jonathan_Miller | Posted 04.03.2012 | Impact

"No Budget, No Pay" will force our leaders to suffer financial consequences should they continue to fail to act to get our government moving forward again.  Or, hopefully, it will help convince them to see the light, put aside their labels, and act in the country's best interests.

Budget Fight: Believers, True and Otherwise

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Railing about deficits gives the GOP a convenient excuse to hack away at the sorts of bogeymen they've been wanting to kill off for years. Public-employee salaries. And benefits. And bargaining rights.