Fix the Debt co-chair Ed Rendell, former Pennsylvania governor and chair of the Democratic National Committee, makes the progressive case for addressing the national debt in a recent op-ed
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15 September 2014 - As a former mayor of Philadelphia, governor of Pennsylvania, and chair of the Democratic National Committee, Ed Rendell is no stranger to progressive politics. As a co-chair of Fix the Debt, he also recognizes the importance of addressing the national debt in a sensible manner. Far from being incompatible, these two pursuits are complementary, as Rendell argues in a recent op-ed.
12 September 2014 - The latest projections from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) showing that the federal budget deficit will come down in the next couple of years and then start rising again are well known at this stage. Therefore, it is helpful to dig a little deeper in the numbers and look at what will be driving those deficits.
10 September 2014 - Congress appears likely to avoid a government shutdown before soon adjourning again to campaign and to further fund the government during a lame duck session after the election. But there are a host of other fiscal issues that policymakers appear content to ignore for the time being.
09 September 2014 - A new report compares the U.S. debt to that of other top economies and finds that the trend is not in our favor.