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The Federal Budget Matters Now More Than Ever

Mar 6, 2017


When President Obama took office, he inherited an economy in free fall.  

Economy in free fall


Democratic policies turned the economy around.

Successes of the Democratic Economic Agenda

Lowest uninsured rate ever

Deficits are down by two-thirds


However, much work remains to ensure we have an economy that works for all Americans.

CEOs make more than 300 times what a typical worker makes

Incomes for the wealthy have skyrocketed, leaving most families behind


We also must address the long-term budget challenge posed by an aging population. But Congressional GOP plans that only cut spending are not the answer. Revenues must be part of the equation. Otherwise, we face unpalatable choices.

Cuts alone won't solve all our budgetary problems


With so much work left to be done, we can’t afford to let Republicans undo the progress we’ve made.

GOP has grim plans for future

Damage done by repealing the Affordable Care Act

Critical investments will drop well below their historic low