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Attack of the NASTIE’s

May 20th, 2011

As the administration and members of Congress debate the path to fiscal sustainability, my colleagues and I at CBPP have consistently stressed the importance of a balanced plan that combines both spending cuts and revenue increases. Sounds fair…reasonable…right? But mention “revenues” in this town and you trigger the attack of the NASTIE’s (Never-A-Stinkin’-Tax-Increase-Ever!). Their typical… Read more

Rocket Scientists, Part 2

May 19th, 2011

The stalwart Bureau of Labor Statistics happened to release a new report on workers by occupation that caught my eye in the context of my earlier post regarding skill demands in occupations expected to add the most jobs. This release focuses on jobs and wages in the hundreds of occupations that comprise our job market… Read more

Polonious Was Wrong

May 19th, 2011

A few commenters have asked me to weigh in on the debt ceiling debate. I haven’t written much about it, mostly because a) it’s been well covered elsewhere and b) I can’t think of good synonyms for “catastrophic” (actually, Word’s list is excellent: I like “ruinous”). Sorry—gallows humor.  I don’t know about you, but I… Read more