Press Release

MEDIA CALL: A Thousand Cuts

What Reducing the Federal Budget Deficit Through Large Spending Cuts Could Really Look Like

Washington, D.C. — It is undeniable that there are difficult budget decisions ahead for our country, and despite the rise in budgetary rhetoric supporting spending cuts, few have been willing to specify the cuts they are proposing.

The Center for American Progress’s John Podesta and Michael Ettlinger will discuss a new paper called “A Thousand Cuts: What Reducing the Federal Budget Deficit Through Large Spending Cuts Could Really Look Like,” on a media conference call this Tuesday, September 21 at 10:45 am. Without resorting to gimmicks or generalities, the report describes in detail what a package of spending cuts designed to bring the budget closer to balance would really look like, highlighting the difficult and painful decisions that await us.

Who:

John Podesta, President and CEO, the Center for American Progress

Michael Ettlinger, Vice President for Economic Policy, the Center for American Progress

What: Media conference call to discuss "A Thousand Cuts: What Reducing the Federal Budget Deficit Through Large Spending Cuts Could Really Look Like"

When: Tuesday, September 21 at 10:45 am

Call Info: ( 877 ) 210 – 8943

Conference ID: 10233916

RSVP: Please contact Megan Smith at 202.741.6346 or msmith@americanprogress.org to RSVP to the call.

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