LaTourette’s Constructive, Bipartisan Approach

Submitted by swinn on Wed, 08/01/2012 - 18:04

Rep. Steven LaTourette’s announcement this week that he will not seek re-election underscores the difficulties that face elected officials who try to take a constructive, bipartisan approach to dealing with the nation’s most important challenges – notably the need for fundamental fiscal reforms.

Super Committee Failure: Why and What's Next?

Submitted by jgordon on Tue, 11/22/2011 - 17:22

Policy Director Josh Gordon and Chief Economist Diane Lim Rogers discuss how the "super committee" failed for the same reason most fiscal discussions have failed over the last decade -- tax rates and the expiration of the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts. They also look ahead to the major items on the fiscal agenda for the rest of 2011.