It has been easy for advocates of generationally responsible tax and spending policies to look at Capitol Hill with dismay for the past few years. A few consequences of inaction and lack of bipartisanship include:
A complete breakdown in the federal budget process.
Continued struggles to replace arbitrary, shortsighted caps on discretionary spending with smarter deficit reduction.
Congress must pass Social Security legislation by late next year to prevent the Disability Insurance Trust Fund from running dry, a crisis that would trigger automatic 19 percent cuts in disability benefits for millions of Americans.
There were no big surprises in the latest Long-Term Outlook from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO).
Social Security turned 80 on Friday, providing an opportunity to review its accomplishments while taking a hard look at its future -- including the need to put the federal government’s la
With Congress now in its long August recess after failing to pass a single spending bill for the fiscal year that starts Oct.
The opening debates of the 2016 presidential campaign provided a disappointingly small amount of information on whether and how the Republican candidates might deal with the country’s tou
The opening debates of the 2016 presidential campaign provided a disappointingly small amount of information on whether and how the Republican candidates might deal with the country
Praising efforts by the First Budget initiative to get the presidential hopefuls to discuss the federal debt and related issues such as entitlement reform, the Chicago Tribune recently ur
Why should we make improvements now in Medicare and Social Security?