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The Crazy Debt Limit Should Go

The original purpose of the statutory debt limit was to remove the requirement that Congress authorize individual issuances of debt, rather than keep the government from acquiring too much debt.

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Are You Up to the Budget Challenge?

October 11, 2017
Last month the U.S. national debt surpassed $20 trillion for the first time in history. It is clear that our nation’s fiscal path is unsustainable. Unfortunately, in Washington our elected officials are kicking the can down the road and avoiding the tradeoffs required to reduce projected deficits that will add to the debt. Our online budget exercise, The Federal Budget Challenge, will give you the chance to step up and try your hand at putting the nation on a better fiscal path.