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More taxes, more jobs?

President Barack Obama branded Republicans on Tuesday as electoral opportunists more concerned about their own interests than the people's, taking a political risk by escalating criticism of the very lawmakers he's urging to work with him.

Tags: FY 2011 budget , Center for Budget and Policy Priorities , James Horney

Wednesday - 02/03/2010, 09:08am EST
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QDR: How the military sees the future

The Defense Department has just released the Quadrennial Defense Review. It calls for heavy investments in new technology, long-range strike aircraft and additional unmanned air and underwater vehicles.

Tags: Defense , mngt , Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments , Mark Gunzinger

Tuesday - 02/02/2010, 09:40am EST
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Winners and Losers in the FY 2011 budget

President Barack Obama sent Congress a $3.83 trillion budget on Monday that would pour more money into the fight against high unemployment, boost taxes on the wealthy and freeze spending for a wide swath of government programs.

Tags: FY 2011 budget , Joe Minarik , Committee for Economic Development

Monday - 02/01/2010, 11:40am EST
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Budget panel power questioned

The president has repeated a promise to create, by executive order, a panel of Democrats and Republicans to suggest ways for closing the gap between what the government spends and what it collects in revenue. His proposal is weaker than a similar plan recently defeated by the Senate because Congress would not be required to vote on the presidential panel's recommendations.

Tags: independent panel , PayGo

Monday - 02/15/2010, 09:20am EST
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How to determine locality pay at issue

President Obama has proposed ending the locality pay surveys that help determine the gap between public and private sector pay and replacing them with a new method for measuring compensation.

Tags: P&B , locality pay , Jessica Klement , Federal Manager's Association , FY 2011 budget ,

Wednesday - 02/03/2010, 10:40am EST
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Social Security prepares for potential furloughs

The Social Security Administration wants to start talks about preparing for furloughs, according to a letter from the agency to the union representing SSA employees.

Tags: Social Security , furlough , pay and benefits , AFGE , Jay Clary , House Ways and Means Committee , Xavier Becerra , Sander Levin , Jolie Lee ,

Friday - 02/18/2011, 01:02pm EST

DoD Budget analysis: paying more, buying less

"The new budget now being trotted out for the Pentagon is a tired old document, bereft of the many significant changes needed to revive our decaying defenses. Worse, the Pentagon's masters and its peanut galleries in Congress, the press, and think tanks opine delusions that anything significant is changing."

Tags: Defense , DoD , FY 2011 budget , Winslow Wheeler , Center for Defense Information

Friday - 02/05/2010, 09:08am EST
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From proposal to law: the 2011 budget explained

How does Congress go through the sifter on what the president proposes? Who has more clout? Congress, the White House, public opinion? We ask former Rep. Tom Davis.

Tags: FY 2011 budget , Congressional Spotlight , Congress , Tom Davis , Deloitte Federal Government Services

Friday - 02/05/2010, 10:38am EST
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FY 2011 budget work on hold

Federal budget resolutions will need to wait thanks to healthcare reform. Leaders of the House and Senate budget committees say their panels probably won't take up budget debate, including your federal pay raise, until after the spring recess which starts on March 29.

Tags: mgnt , FY 2011 , 2011 budget , Jodi Schneider , American Banker , Congressional Daily , P&B , federal pay raise

Monday - 03/22/2010, 01:27pm EDT

White House proposes 1.4 percent pay raise

The Administration offers the smallest increase for civilian and military employees in more than 40 years. White House finds federal employees make 21 percent more than private sector counterparts. President Obama's budget submission also focuses heavily on workforce issues.

Tags: mngt , P&B , White House , pay raise , 2011 budget ,

Monday - 02/01/2010, 12:53pm EST
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