The President’s Budget | Broken Promises On Entitlement Spending

March 5, 2014

On March 4, 2014, President Obama released his annual budget proposal. In 2015, 69% of the $3.9 trillion federal budget would be spent automatically without any Congressional control. Under the President’s proposed budget, mandatory spending and interest payments would grow unchecked and consume 80% of all federal spending in 2024.

Pay No Attention To Deficits Disorder

January 31, 2014

Ignoring the key drivers of our debt won’t make it go away, especially not anytime soon. We still have a long way to go to secure our nation’s fiscal future.

Who’s to Blame for Our $17 Trillion Debt?

November 15, 2013

A new study published by the Mercatus Center looks at the many policy decisions that have led to Washington’s growing budget deficits. The study analyzes federal deficits from three different perspectives in order to provide a comprehensive understanding of the policy decisions that have led to our historical fiscal imbalance; the policy decisions that have created our current year deficit; and the major contributors to the deficit. Here are some top findings from the study:

Debt Ceiling Super Committee Part Deux | 5 Things To Know

October 23, 2013

Last week’s deal to reopen the federal government included a provision that required the House and Senate convene a budget conference committee. The two chambers each passed their own fiscal year 2014 budget resolution earlier this year, but never met to negotiate the differences. This new committee isn’t the debt super committee, so what is it?

A Responsible Fiscal Agenda For Washington

September 11, 2013

Congress’s return to Washington on September 9 will launch a renewed debate about the nation’s fiscal future. We don’t know what the outcome will be, but we do know what’s at stake…

Debt-Flicks: Reality Bites

August 26, 2013

Speaking at the State University of New York-Binghamton on Friday, President Obama assured the audience that there is no “urgent deficit crisis.” Meanwhile, spending remains at historic highs, economists continue to raise concern about long-term deficits, and the Congressional Budget Office is warning that if the president’s push to reverse the sequester goes through, it will increase the risk of a fiscal crisis down the road.

Government’s Proper Role | Public Pulse

Public Pulse | August 13, 2013

According to a recent poll, 74 percent of registered voters think Americans rely too much on government and not enough on themselves; 22 percent disagree with that statement. What do you think?

Not a Great Day For Obamacare

July 31, 2013

According to The New York Times, a group of people right here in Washington, D.C., are starting to grow anxious over possible ramifications from the healthcare law: members of Congress and their aides.