by Jo Comerford, NPP's Weekly Roundup
This week was a big one. The first presidential debate came and went, and it was full of sound bites but missing the information voters need, as Mattea Kramer explained this week on TomDispatch.
In case you missed it, here's what else happened this week.
In this YouTube video, Chris Hellman explains what those automatic spending cuts would do to federal programs from education to food safety.
Where Those Federal Dollars Go
Would you or your neighbor notice a difference if big spending cuts took effect? We've got the details on how federal dollars affect your community.
You Ask, We Answer
How was the stimulus spent, and did it work? We explained it on the blog.
In 32 days the president, the entire House of Representatives, and one-third of the Senate are up for grabs. Do you have the facts you need to cast an informed vote? Visit Voter Guide 2012 to see fact sheets and a side-by-side comparison of President Obama and Governor Romney on 12 key issues. And pick up a copy of A People's Guide to the Federal Budget. Choice magazine "highly recommended" it, calling the book "an excellent foundation" for understanding our nation's finances.
Stay tuned. NPP cracks open the federal budget for the rest of us.
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