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Stabilizing our debt over 25 years will cost another $850 billion if we wait 5 years instead of acting today.
In their recently released long-term outlook, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) laid out multiple scenarios for addressing our unsustainable long-term debt path. They show that it would take a lon
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Here's our first look at the new CBO Long-Term Budget Outlook. Stay tuned for more analysis.
The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) today released its 2015 Long-Term Budget Outlook, showing a clearly unsustainable long-term path for debt. The featured projections go out 25 years, building off
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Congress now has two months to really fix the Highway Trust Fund. Lawmakers shouldn't wait until the last minute. http://ow.ly/NK8is
The Veterans Affairs hospital in Aurora wasn't the only federal project that would have shut down over Memorial Day weekend without last-minute action by Congress to keep construction going on a short-term basis.
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The President will sign a two-month extension of highway funding today. Lawmakers should not waste time in working on a long-term solution before the next deadline nears. We highlight a number of ideas to work with. #FixtheTrustFund  
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Repealing #ACA would have significant long-term costs.
Much of the focus on the Congressional Budget Office's (CBO) score for repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) naturally has focused on the ten-year budgetary and economic feedback effects, which sho
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CBO says the federal budget deficit will reach 5.9% of GDP by 2040. Read more about it.
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Congress, avoid these #budget #gimmicks.
Over the past few years, we have seen many attempts by lawmakers to wriggle out of budgetary discipline by resorting to budget gimmicks. A new CRFB chartbook and one-pager highlight many of these gimm
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"No matter if you're far on the left, if you're far on the right, if you're squarely in the center, there are things that you want the government to be able to do," MacGuineas said. "And if there are no resources, there's really no room in the budget to meet your priorities." http://ow.ly/NK7Vv
The federal government has issued trillions of dollars in IOUs. And just the interest on that massive debt could be a serious constraint for the next president.
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"The Peterson exercise demonstrates: You don’t have to be a deficit scold — or even a debt worrier — to believe that pressing candidates to lay out their budgetary plans would make for a better-informed campaign. Not to mention a country better prepared for the presidency to follow."
Five policy groups from across the ideological spectrum outline budget proposals.
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New from Marc Goldwein of CRFB.org: "Paving the Way for Sustainable Highway Financing" http://buff.ly/1Fz8Lqu
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The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget is a bipartisan, non-profit organization committed to educating the public about issues that have significant fiscal policy impact. The Committee is made up of some of the nation's leading budget experts including many of the past Chairmen and Directors of the Budget Committees, the Congressional Budget Office, the Office of Management and Budget, the Government Accountability Office, and the Federal Reserve Board.