Fiscal Wake-Up Tour on Health Care: David Walker
Fiscal Wake-Up Tour on Health Care: Robert Bixby
Fiscal Wake-Up Tour: David Walker
Fiscal Wake-Up Tour: Stuart Butler
Fiscal Wake-Up Tour: Isabel Sawhill
Fiscal Challenges for the Next President
Today, the Concord Coalition released our second issue brief during the general election. In this one, called “Fiscal Policy Beyond Election Day: Nine Challenges for ’09," we discuss how the reality of the nation’s current economic and fiscal transformation will affect the plans the presidential candidates have developed.
Time Magazine and the Debt Clock
Executive Director Bob Bixby is quoted in a good article on Time Magazine's web site about the growing budget deficit, where he argues that the rising deficit, and some of the most recent policy actions that have contributed to it, are "necessary evils" to keep the economy afloat as long as the actions are targeted and temporary.
Reconciling Fiscal Stimulus and the Deficit
Our Executive Director, Bob Bixby, recently participated in an online discussion on the "National Journal's Expert Blogs" focused on whether there is room for fiscal stimulus in the budget, given the extraordinary change in the fiscal position of the government due to the economic downturn and the government's already unprecedented response. Here is his post: