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Entitlement Reform: The 800 pound gorilla that’s being ignored in the 2008 campaign

By on November 11, 2015 with 0 Comments
Entitlement Reform: The 800 pound gorilla that’s being ignored in the 2008 campaign

by DAVID C. JOHN

When asked what they would do about fixing entitlement spending, with just a few exceptions, the current presidential candidates quickly retreat into clichés.

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Ho, Ho, Ho!

By on October 26, 2015 with 0 Comments
Ho, Ho, Ho!

by ROBERT L. BIXBY

When it comes to federal spending, it’s become Christmas all year.

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Do Deficits Really Matter?

By on October 26, 2015 with 0 Comments
Do Deficits Really Matter?

by DOUGLAS HOLTZ-EAKIN

According to the former CBO Director, they matter a great deal.

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A Bipartisan Solution to Long-Term Spending Discipline

By on October 26, 2015 with 0 Comments
A Bipartisan Solution to Long-Term Spending Discipline

by ARLEN SPECTER

SAFE Commission would call on both Democrats and Republicans to serve.

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Debt Reduction Done Right

By on August 14, 2014 with 0 Comments
Debt Reduction Done Right

by MAYA MACGUINEAS

With the debt at historic levels, this respected budget expert argues that what the country needs is a bold and balanced plan to curb spending and get the economy back on track.

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Q&A with Alan Simpson

By on August 13, 2014 with 0 Comments
Q&A with Alan Simpson

The former Wyoming Senator talks about the politics of the moment and why the plan he coauthored with Erskine Bowles represents the best hope of reducing the debt before it is too late.

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Putting an End to Budget Gimmickry

By on August 13, 2014 with 0 Comments
Putting an End to Budget Gimmickry

by MARTHA ROBY

The first term Congresswoman from Alabama discusses the bill she has introduced to restore accountability to the budgeting process. “Recent polls indicate that as few as one in ten Americans think Congress is doing a good job. The cause of that discontent is often rooted in a fundamental problem: the American people don’t trust what politicians tell them.
And why should they?”

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