Roundup Reel: Week of Aug. 1

August 5, 2011 | By Liza Casabona | Post a Comment

Now that some of the dust has settled on the debt limit negotiations and the basic framework has been announced, we can start looking at what impacts it could have down the road. With significant cuts in the final agreement, the effects are expected to trickle down (or pour down, depending who you ask) onto the state and local levels.

Here’s what you may have missed this week about the debt agreement’s potential impact:

  • The White House released an infographic on what’s in the debt deal and how it will unfold going forward.
  • The Christian Science Monitor looked at what the spending cuts will mean at the state level in “Fewer cops, more potholes: How debt deal could hit states hardest.”
  • National Public Radio’s Julie Rovner discussed the deal’s impact on Medicare and Medicaid.
  • House Budget Committee Chair Paul Ryan penned an editorial for the Wall Street Journal that called President Obama to task for not putting forward his own debt proposal.
  • Jon Carson, deputy assistant to the president and director of the White House Office of Public Engagement, took to the White House blog to clear up what the administration says are myths about how the deal was reached and what it means.

And if you’re still looking for a good, basic primer on the federal debt, you can find one from the Government Accountability Office here.

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