What is "Budget Reconciliation"?

Apr 12th, 2017

Introduction "Budget reconciliation" is a process that allows Congress to quickly pass tax, spending, and debt limit laws. Typically the Senate, which is supposed to be the "cooling saucer", allows unlimited debate. This means that...Read More
Seniors to Be Hurt by Paul Ryan Tax Plan

Apr 11th, 2017

"...the proposal could have costly unintended consequences — especially for the elderly. Retirees are financially vulnerable to rising prices, or inflation, which is one possible result of the GOP plan. If the proposal sets off inflation, many...Read More
What is "dynamic scoring"?

Apr 10th, 2017

"The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) estimate the budgetary effects of tax, spending, and regulatory legislation. The resulting scores play a major role in policy deliberations because of congressional budget...Read More