Our Maya MacGuineas writes in the Wall Street Journal that jubilation over the deficit coming down misses the point about our long-term problems.
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28 October 2014 - Erskine Bowles is a former co-chair of the Simpson-Bowles Fiscal Commission and co-founder of the Campaign to Fix the Debt. He wrote an op-ed that appeared in USA Today.
27 October 2014 - Halloween is just around the corner, when costumed kids arrive at our doorsteps with the familiar request, “trick or treat.” Most of us have a preference for the latter, but when it comes to the country’s financial situation, some want to trick us into thinking that we have fixed our problems.
23 October 2014 - With an Election Day that will determine the control of Congress less than two weeks away and the 2016 race already shaping up, you would think that voters would be excited. However, the electoral mood is decidedly indifferent. The electorate is less motivated by affinity for either major political party and is much more interested in seeing the political process function and effectively tackle the critical problems facing the country.
22 October 2014 - As we observe nearly three decades since the last major tax reform, some key members of Congress are starting to talk about the possibility of tax reform next year. It’s long overdue and would be a major accomplishment that could help change the narrative about dysfunction in Washington and pave the way for a comprehensive plan to fix the debt.
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