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Trump Sounds Conventional on the Budget

December 15, 2015

Donald Trump is often described as an “unconventional” candidate. On the federal budget, however, his campaign promises are entirely too conventional.

As Concord Coalition Executive Director Robert L. Bixby writes in a new blog post, some candidates deny the necessity of entitlement reform. Some want enormous tax cuts without offering credible proposals to prevent this from worsening the debt.

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On Fiscal Promises, Trump Sounds Like a Typical Politician

December 14, 2015

Donald Trump is often described as an “unconventional” candidate. When it comes to the federal budget, however, his campaign promises are entirely too conventional.

Some candidates deny the necessity of reforming popular entitlement programs such as Medicare and Social Security.

Some candidates propose enormous tax cuts without credible proposals to cut enough spending to prevent this from worsening the debt.

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Talks on Spending Plan, Tax Breaks Drag On

December 08, 2015

With stopgap legislation set to expire on Friday, lawmakers are continuing to work on overdue spending plans for the rest of the fiscal year that began Oct. 1.

There had been hopes that a proposed agreement might be announced Monday, but they proved premature. Neither the White House nor congressional leaders and negotiators sounded particularly upbeat on Monday, with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy saying the House might be kept in session through next weekend.