Fiscal Policy in the News

Event Recap: The 2014 Fiscal Summit

The Peter G. Peterson Foundation held its 2014 Fiscal Summit today, bringing together a number of current and former policymakers, experts,...
Jan 31, 2014 | Blog Paper Press Release

Marcus: Silence on Fiscal Issues in SOTU is Regrettable

In an op-ed in the Washington Post, columnist Ruth Marcus laments the lack of discussion of fiscal issues in President Obama's State of the Union...
Dec 13, 2013 | Blog Paper Press Release

Erskine Bowles to Kiplinger: Beware the Ticking Debt Bomb

Today, Kiplinger's Personal Finance published a new interview with Fiscal Commission co-chair and CRFB board member Erskine Bowles. In a discussion...

WaPo: A Flawed Deal is Better Than No Deal

So far, reactions to the budget agreement have been mixed. As we said in our report yesterday, Understanding the Bipartisan Budget Act, the deal...

GAO Explains the Debt

The Government Accountability Office, the investigative arm of Congress, posted a short educational video explaining the national debt today. In a...
Oct 21, 2013 | Blog Paper Press Release

Larry Fink: Washington Needs to Prove the Political System Still Works

As the dust begins to clear from this month's political battle over the debt ceiling and government shutdown, there have many reports of businesses...
Oct 16, 2013 | Blog Paper Press Release

Marc Goldwein: Hard Choices Required to Address Looming Debt

The prolonged government shutdown and debt ceiling debate are a clear indication that our government is not functioning as it should. Furloughed...

Marc Goldwein: Don’t Believe the Myth That Debt Problem is a Myth

With the recent improvement in medium-term budget projections, some are trying to advance the myth that our debt problems have been solved. But as we...

The Economic Cost of the Shutdown

As we enter day 2 of the government shutdown, Americans across the country are already feeling the impact. With federal government offices and...

Q&A: Everything You Should Know About the Debt Ceiling

While it is incredibly disappointing that elected officials in Washington failed to avoid a government shutdown, attention is quickly turning towards...

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