Fiscal Policy in the News

Q&A: Everything You Should Know About Government Shutdowns

Congress faces a number of looming fiscal crises this fall, and the first obstacle is just around the corner -- if lawmakers fail to pass legislation...
Sep 24, 2013 | Blog Paper Press Release

The Washington Post on Why We Must Address Long-Term Debt

Yesterday, the Washington Post Editorial Board published an editorial urging lawmakers to use the looming shutdown as an impetus to come up with a...
Sep 13, 2013 | Blog Paper Press Release

Event Recap: National Journal Fiscal Fallout Summit

Yesterday, National Journal hosted "Fiscal Fallout: What is 'Responsible' in Today's Fiscal Reality," a policy summit convening ...

Wessel: Prudent Politicians Would Focus on the Long Term, Today

In his column in today's Wall Street Journal and an accompanying audio clip, David Wessel takes on the question before Washington: Is the budget...
Jul 18, 2013 | Blog Paper Press Release

Fix the Debt Hosts National Fly-In

This week Fix the Debt supporters from around the country visited Washington, DC to ask their representatives to work together and address the...
Jul 18, 2013 | Blog Paper Press Release

The Student Loan Saga Ends?

After weeks of deliberation and two and a half weeks after a key deadline passed, we finally have a deal on student loans. A bipartisan group of...
Jul 8, 2013 | Blog Paper Press Release

Rivlin Warns More Work is Needed on Debt and Deficits

Former CBO director and CRFB board member Alice Rivlin was interviewed by the Fiscal Times Sunday on the state of our budget and economy. Rivlin...
Jul 1, 2013 | Blog Paper Press Release | Taxes

American Public Supports Fiscally Responsible Corporate Tax Reform

Among developed countries the US is unique in taxes in a number of different ways. One claim to fame is the fact that the U.S. now has the highest...

The Debt Won't Magically Solve Itself

Over the past few weeks, we've seen a common argument in favor of turning away from solving our long-term debt problem due to short-term improvements...

Washington Post Makes the Case for Fiscal Space

When the financial crisis began at the end of 2007, it soon became clear that the government would need to run higher deficits in response. Tax...

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