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CBO Gives Dose of Reality on President’s Budget

April 23, 2014 J

By Tom Fletcher The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) dealt the Obama administration yet another reality check when scrutinizing the President’s FY2015 budget proposal. The Budget offered by the President does nothing more than increases our debt and deficits without any substantive reforms to the main drivers of spending. In what has turned into a regular [...]

Taxpayer Bribes for Brazil Cotton Farmers?

April 15, 2014 J

By Christine Harbin Hanson History is repeating itself. Brazil cotton farmers are currently filing a case against the United States at the World Trade Organization (WTO), claiming that American cotton subsidies are too high.  And once again, Uncle Sam is digging deeper into America’s collective wallet in search of “protection money.” The last time this [...]

AFP releases Budget Principles

April 08, 2014 J

Americans for Prosperity is pleased to release its recommendations for federal budget reform. This week the House of Representatives will vote on a budget resolution. Given the country’s current fiscal challenges, we hope lawmakers will include the reforms offered below. Like this post? Chip in $5 to AFP.

Coalition Supports Pro-Growth Budgeting Measure

April 03, 2014 J

Americans for Prosperity is proud to join a coalition supporting Rep. Tom Price’s H.R. 1874, the Pro Growth Budgeting Act. This would require the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) to prepare a dynamic analysis of proposed legislation, ensuring that a full menu of economic variables are taken into account when scoring bills. Read the text of [...]

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