Leonard Lopate - WNYC
David Wessel, economics editor of The Wall Street Journal and author, most recently, of Red Ink: Inside the High Stakes Politics of the Federal Budget, and Mattea Kramer, Senior Research Analyst, National Priorities Project, and lead author of National Priorities Project's new book, A People’s Guide to the Federal Budget, explain what the fiscal cliff means, ...
Martin Hutchinson - Reuters BreakingViews
Mitt Romney’s foreign policy doesn’t match his thrifty approach to other spending. The U.S. Republican presidential candidate’s speech on Monday suggests a George W. Bush-like interventionist streak, another step away from the party’s pre-World War Two isolationism. That could lead to more Middle East conflict and defense spending. It’s also ...
Mattea Kramer - Mother Jones
Five big things will decide what this country looks like next year and in the 20 years to follow, but here's a guarantee for you: you're not going to hear about them in the upcoming presidential debates. Yes, there will be questions and answers focused on deficits, taxes, Medicare, the ...
Suzy Khimm, Sarah Kliff, and Dylan Matthews - Washington Post
TRUE – “After two wars that have cost us thousands of lives and over a trillion dollars…” The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have cost more than $1.37 trillion, according to the National Priorities Project. Over 6,500 US service members have died in the wars.
Laura Edwins - Christian Science Monitor
The National Priorities Project (NPP) provides a side-by-side comparison of Ryan's and President Obama’s plans, as well as an alternative budget by the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC), which was introduced in the House of Representatives at the same time as the Ryan plan.
Lauren Feeney - Bill Moyers
Are you secretly confused by all this talk about the Ryan budget? If the conflicting rhetoric, incalculable numbers and incessant punditry leave your head spinning — don’t worry, you’re not alone. Here to help is Mattea Kramer, author of A People’s Guide to the Federal Budget and senior research analyst ...
Mattea Kramer - CBS News
We’re at the edge of the cliff of deficit disaster! National security spending is being, or will soon be, slashed to the bone! Obamacare will sink the ship of state. Each of these claims has grabbed national attention in a big way, sucking up years’ worth of precious airtime. That’s ...
Rose Aguilar - KALW Public Radio in San Francisco
On today’s Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with National Priorities Project researcher Mattea Kramer about her new book, A People's Guide to the Federal Budget.
Mattea Kramer - Christian Science Monitor
Every lawmaker in Washington knows how to close budget deficits, though many people outside Washington may not have heard about this possible solution. While federal spending and budget deficits are widely covered in the news, it’s rarely mentioned that federal tax revenues as a share of the economy are at ...
Ted Braun - Crossville Chronicle
CROSSVILLE — This week started off with two historic commemorations—a religious event that turned political, and a political event that turned religious.