Around the Web in Public Policy

Posted by CBPP Staff on Apr 19, 2011

Filed Under (Finance, U.S. Fiscal Policy)

Top stories from around the web involving business and public policy:

Where did my tax dollars go?

In honor of a delayed Tax Day yesterday, here is a nifty tool that demonstrates where that money you paid goes, broken down by percentage into categories.  In light of the debate surrounding the budget ceiling and cuts to programs, it sheds light on government priorities and commitments.

Discussion on the S & P Rating

In light of yesterdays decreased rating from the S&P of long-term US debt, stock prices fell.  The New York Times hosts a debate on the topic and the seriousness of the issue.

Obama and the Polls

President Obama’s approval rating has reached a record low with fears about the economy on the minds of voters.  However, the approval of potential Republican contenders in 2012 is equally dismal.  “Driving the downward movement in Obama’s standing are renewed concerns about the economy and fresh worry about rising prices, particularly for gasoline. Despite signs of economic growth, 44 percent of Americans see the economy as getting worse, the highest percentage to say so in more than two years.”