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Our Maya MacGuineas writes in the Wall Street Journal that jubilation over the deficit coming down misses the point about our long-term problems.
Read about how we are working to make sure the debt is front and center in the 2016 election.
The deficit has decreased. But it's only come partially down from record highs and will soon begin to rise again.
Fall is here, but that doesn't mean you should fall for myths about the national debt. We tackle them with the facts.
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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.
16 October 2014 - The focus on this week’s fiscal year-end numbers from the Treasury Department was on the $483 billion federal budget deficit, which is low compared to recent years. However, it is important to look at the numbers behind that topline figure in order to get a true gauge of the country’s financial situation.
Melancon Critiques Government Gridlock
Charlie Melancon on the Jim Engster Show
Our National Debt is Real and Growing
Livingston: Time to Fix the Debt Is Now
Livingston Says Congress and White House Must Address the Budget
Mayor Landrieu joins bi-partisan effort to reign in national debt