Douglas Elmendorf

McClintock asked Elmendorf about a budget the same committee had passed four years ago, wondering what the effects would
If you're curious about what I used to do as a PR guy for the health insurance industry, how I often took facts and figures and twisted them to advance a specific political or financial agenda, take a look at the behavior of some members of Congress last week.
The next big legislative fight (raising the debt ceiling) is just around the corner, and the Republicans can't seem to agree on what to hold as hostage.
The worst offender I saw in the press was Dana Milbank. I found him terribly hypocritical because he offered two almost completely contrasting takes on the CBO report on successive days, without ever admitting he'd done so.
Representative Van Hollen called the media out for misreading the report. “Yes, that’s right,” Elmendorf responded. One day
WASHINGTON -- Republicans who have been blocking the extension of longterm unemployment benefits on the grounds that the
CBO Director Douglas Elmendorf testifies that extending benefits for the unemployed would boost the economy and create 200,000 jobs.
In the 1700s, people used to work from sunup to sundown six days per week, as historians like David Roediger and Philip Foner
"If you don't raise the debt limit in time, you will be opening an economic Pandora's box. It will be devastating to the
Republicans on Capitol Hill have dug themselves into a deep and narrow chasm whose walls are about to close in. In a matter of weeks, they may find themselves squeezed mercilessly between their implacable right wing and constituents feeling the pain of sequestration.
Nor was Krugman the only economist to draw a Great Depression comparison. Martin Feldstein, Harvard professor and former
The following five developments made clear that America is not prepared for what it must do in regard to health care reform.
This week a bitter confrontation between individuals from two distinct social groups offered our nation a rare and precious "teachable moment." Those individuals, of course, are a geek and a nerd.
Brit Hume's jihad against the facts represents only a small portion of the historical misrepresentations passed off as reasoned debate about the New Deal.