Budget Proposals Proliferate

Blog Post
Monday, November 29, 2010

As the country awaits the final recommendations of the President's fiscal commission, it is worth noting that several other substantive deficit-reduction plans have been released in recent months.

The plans offer a wide range of revenue, spending and budget-process options developed by bipartisan panels or groups representing different points on the political spectrum. Each plan recognizes that addressing the nation's fiscal challenges will require more than rhetoric about eliminating waste.

While The Concord Coalition may not agree with some of these recommendations, it commends all of the authors for putting specific options on the table.

External links:CRFB Deficit Plans Comparison TableBipartisan Policy Center Debt Reduction Task ForceOur Fiscal Security (Demos, Economic Policy Institute, and The Century Foundation)Campaign for America's FuturePeterson-Pew Commission on Budget ReformRep. Jan Schakowsky's Deficit Reduction PlanRep. Paul Ryan's RoadmapCommittee for a Responsible Federal Budget: The Future Is NowEsquire Magazine's Federal Budget Plan