The Deficit Challenge

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

Note: We have updated this Q&A. A new version is available here. Attention is turning towards raising the federal debt ceiling, which will be...
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Q&A: Everything You Should Know About the Debt Ceiling

March 2017 Note: We have updated this Q&A. A new version is available here.

Still Waiting For a Serious Focus on Fiscal Policy in the Election Debate

As the GOP primary season moves along to New Hampshire, we continue to look for signs that the candidates are at least as concerned with the country...

Path to Debt Stabilization: A Comparison of Debt Triggers

The President’s Plan for Economic Growth and Deficit Reduction included a detailed legislative proposal intended to enforce a declining path...

Spending Challenge: Heritage Foundation's $343 Billion Proposal

The Heritage Foundation recently came out with a detailed paper with over $300 billion in spending cuts that can be put in place in FY 2012. Their...

Congressman Eric Cantor Introduces YouCut

Yesterday, House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-VA) launched a new project - YouCut. YouCut allows people to vote online or from their cell phones on...

Pearlstein Comes Out with His Own Fiscal Plan

Today in the Washington Post, Steven Pearlstein took the "Deficit Challenge", proposing his own plan on how to reduce future deficits...

Rethinking TRICARE Benefits

Admiral Roughead (Navy), General Conway, (Marine Corps) and Admiral Allen (Coast Guard) all took the spending challenge today, arguing that retired...

CAP Takes the Spending Challenge

The Center for American Progress recently discussed what it would take to meet the President's fiscal goal of a primary balance in 2015, or finding...
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Obama Signs Up for the Spending Challenge

Last week, the President said “my first priority is to figure out how can we reduce wasteful spending so that, you know, we have a baseline of...

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