WASHINGTON -- The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released projections today that show the federal deficit rising this year for the first time since 2009 and the government sinking deeper into debt over the next decade, a problem that The Concord Coalition says every candidate for federal office should address in this year’s political campaigns.
The Concord Coalition is a national, nonpartisan organization dedicated to fiscal responsibility and reform. Since 1992 Concord has worked to educate the American public about the causes and consequences of the growing federal debt and the need to develop realistic solutions for sustainable budgets.
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Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul will discuss his federal budget plans in an interview that will air at 1 p.m. EST this Friday, Jan. 8, as part of Fiscal Fridays, the public affairs television series on the New Hampshire-based NH1 News Network.
In the studio interview Paul, a U.S. senator from Kentucky, will respond to questions about the growing national debt, how to address it, and the specific fiscal and economic policies he would pursue as president.
WASHINGTON -- Despite their frequent expressions of concern about the federal debt, lawmakers are pursuing a plan that would add hundreds of billions of dollars to the debt over the next decade by extending some tax breaks, making others permanent, and delaying a tax that is a key cost-control provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
Donald Trump, the front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination, will discuss his federal budget plans in a live studio interview at 5 p.m. EST today as part of Fiscal Fridays, the public affairs television series on the New Hampshire-based NH1 News Network.
In the interview, which will also be aired this Friday, Dec. 4, Trump will respond to questions about the growing national debt and the specific fiscal and economic policies he would pursue as president.
Former New York governor and Republican presidential candidate George Pataki will be featured in an in-depth interview this Friday at 10 a.m. EDT on Fiscal Fridays, the public affairs television series on the New Hampshire-based NH1 News Network.
Pataki will answer questions about the national debt and the specific fiscal and economic policies he would pursue as president.
Kasich Interview Today Kicks Off Iowa Series Featuring Presidential Candidates Discussing Federal Debt and Their Budget Proposals
DES MOINES -- An interview today with Ohio Gov. John Kasich will kick off Your First Budget, a series on the MC22 television network that will provide voters in Iowa and elsewhere with critical information on the budget and economic proposals of the 2016 presidential candidates.
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition said today that the proposed budget deal to increase the debt ceiling, remove some sequester spending cuts and enact changes to entitlement programs is an acceptable compromise to avoid an immediate debt crisis and give appropriators time to fund the government before a potential shutdown in December.
Former U.S. Comptroller General David Walker to Speak on Nation's Budget Challenges and the 2016 Presidential Campaign
DES MOINES -- Fiscal reform advocate David Walker will speak at a forum tomorrow in Des Moines on the national debt and the need for leadership on federal budget issues by the next president.
Walker, former U.S. comptroller general and head of the Government Accountability Office, will provide an in-depth analysis of the nation's fiscal and economic challenges, and why the 2016 presidential candidates should address them. He will also discuss why investors should care about current and future federal budgetary pressures and related public policies.