Hey, What’d I Miss? OTE Summary, 4/9 – 4/15

April 15th, 2013 at 10:41 am
  • Tax day commentary, with a link to a highly progressive video game!
  • Previewing the President’s budget and highlighting some important snippets from the proposal.
  • Looking at my Center on Budget and Policy Priorities colleague Bob Greenstein’s important warning about how the President’s entry in the current budget negotiations risks rightward drift.
  • Delving into a bit of fiscal filosophy: considering budgets as vision vs. strategy.
  • Showing that the proposed White House budget would cause a little less fiscal drag than current law.
  • Looking at a piece by my pal Lane Kenworthy on manufacturing, unions, full employment, and other cool stuff.
  • Pointing to a PBS NewsHour segment on the President’s budget.
  • Noting that the President’s offer to cut spending on Medicare and Social Security is creating Sneetch-like political confusion.
  • Explaining why underemployment, not just unemployment, is also an important target.
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