The Century Foundation, Demos and EPI  have produced a budget blueprint for economic recovery and fiscal responsibility. The blueprint prioritizes a strong economic recovery because widespread job creation and robust economic growth are essential to successful deficit reduction. Investing in America's Future is a project of Demos, EPI and The Century Foundation. Download Investing In America's Economy here and more information is available on the project's homepage at For highlights see the Press Release or listen to the Press Conference. Follow TCF's work on the project here.


Read what's being written in the press about the Blueprint:

Matt Yglesias, “The Left and the Budget”

Jonathan Cohn, “OK, Now We Can Have a Deficit Conversation”

Paul Krugman, “The Progressive Deficit Plan”

Ezra Klein, “Wonkbook: The liberal budget plan”

Steve Benen, “If They Can't Beat 'em Join 'em”

David Wessel, Wall Street Journal's Real Time Economics blog

Jackie Calmes, NY Times, “Liberal Groups to Propose Routes to
Smaller Deficit”

Firedog, “Progressive Budget Plan Deals With Deficit Reduction Through Growth”

American Independent, “Progressive groups unveil deficit-reduction plan”

Derek Thompson,The Atlantic, “The Quintessential Liberal Plan to Reduce the Deficit”

Erik Wasson, The Hill,”Liberal groups blast Obama pay-freeze proposal, release alternative plan”

J. Bradford DeLong,”The Left Opposition Has a Budget-Balancing Plan”

digby, “Deficit Assumptions”

Mike Konczal, “How Does our Fiscal Security's Fiscal Blueprint Work for Climate Hawks?”

Mike Konczal, “Our Fiscal Security's Fiscal Blueprint; Budget Reform as FinReg”

David Roberts, “Taxing Carbon as Part of Responsible, Progressive Fiscal Policy”

The Chronicle of Philantropy, “Liberal Deficit-Cutting Plan Proposes New Charitable Tax Credit”

The Fiscal Times, “Liberals' Deficit Plan Stresses Defense Cuts and Tax Hikes”

Reuters, “Tax, Spending Divide Hampers Deficit Push”

Peter S. Goodman, Huffington Post, “Deficit Obsession Squelching Job Creation Talk”

Time Magazine Online, “Morning Musings”