Last year’s tax legislation fell short of some supporters’ key stated goals, notably to greatly simplify the tax code and strengthen the federal government’s financial position.
August 14, 2018
In an update to its 10-year economic outlook, The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) projects that real GDP will grow by 3.1 percent this year, 2.4 percent next year and considerably less in subsequent years.
August 13, 2018
The federal budget is currently on an unsustainable path, and that path has been made worse by recent congressional action.
August 10, 2018
Twenty years ago, this nation had a budget surplus that reduced our need to borrow. In 2018, despite a growing economy, the gap between what the government collects and what it spends has kept increasing. . . .
August 10, 2018
Robert Bixby, who leads the Concord Coalition founded by the late Kearney native Pete Peterson and other fiscal conservatives, has a unique way of looking at our nation’s Social Security dilemma.
August 8, 2018
President Trump’s claim this week that his tariffs will enable the government to start "paying down" large amounts of the federal debt is wrong for a very simple reason: It is impossible to reduce debt while you are still adding to it.
August 6, 2018
Chase Hagaman, New England regional director for The Concord Coalition, talks with "Off the Record" host Paul Hodes about the economy, the national debt and fiscal responsibility. Hagaman interview begins at the program's 15:12 mark.
August 3, 2018
By Rob Ryan Despite much discussion in Washington about the need for more substantial investment in infrastructure, nothing much has been done.