Topic: Concord Coalition
Increasing the debt limit guarantees that the US will pay the debt it has – it doesn't stop the government from going deeper into debt. That requires unpopular policy changes.
01/17/2011 03:05 pm
The tax cut deal that President Obama signed Friday costs $858 billion, making the cause of deficit reduction that much more challenging. But deficit hawks still see some hopeful signs.
12/17/2010 04:52 pm
Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) and the Concord Coalition's Bob Bixby comment on the impact of the Bowles-Simpson deficit reduction proposal.
12/06/2010 01:21 pm
Politicians from the left and right have responded with knee-jerk objections to the report from the co-chairs of President Obama's deficit commission. It's time for the adult conversation to begin.
11/12/2010 03:04 pm
On Wednesday, 56 Democrats and one Republican said that any effort to reduce the federal debt needs to include defense cuts. They called for an independent commission to take up the issue.
10/13/2010 07:48 pm
What changes can we hope for in Fiscal Year 2011?
10/05/2010 11:05 am
Americans have lost sight of the connection between the government we desire and the taxes we are willing to pay. Responsible government doesn't have to mean zero deficits, but it does require planning for a better future.
10/04/2010 12:05 pm
President Obama's economic team is leaving, and their replacements have not yet been announced. How did the outgoing team do?
09/30/2010 11:05 am
Don't like what Democrats have offered so far to cure unemployment? Here's a look at the Republican plan to create jobs – and what economists think of it.
09/21/2010 05:16 pm
The small gap in Social Security is projected to increase over time, making a strong case for reforming the system sooner, rather than later.
08/11/2010 10:40 am