This week on Facing the Future our guest was Austin Smythe who has over 30 years of experience working in both the legislative and executive branches of the Federal government.
September 1, 2021
WASHINGTON -- While the nation’s attention is justifiably focused on multiple other crises, today’s publication of the Social Security and Medicare trustees reports reminds us of another call to action: averting the financial crisi
August 31, 2021
Introduction The impact of the Social Security program on the Federal budget has been the subject of much controversy and confusion. Indeed, disagreement between the Social Security and Medicare actuaries resulted in a lengthy addition to the “Statement of Actuarial
August 26, 2021
This week on Facing the Future, we took a break from the federal budget but kept our focus on public sector budgeting. States have budgets too and the choices can be just as difficult and just as impactful on constituents as the federal budget.
August 25, 2021
Part 2: College Students Introduction President Biden’s FY 2022 Budget proposes to spend nearly $1.7 trillion over the next ten years on several new or expanded entitlement programs for children, college students, the elderly, and the disabled. T
August 20, 2021
This week on Facing the Future we heard from Tom Kahn, a veteran Democrat congressional staffer who is concerned that both parties have abandoned fiscal discipline. Concord’s National Field Director Phil Smith joined the conversation.
August 20, 2021
Democrats announced in early July that the progressive and moderate wings of the party had agreed to a top line spending level of $3.5 trillion for the upcoming reconciliation bill. They also promised to pay for most, if not all, of this package.
August 19, 2021
It’s understandable, even laudable, that political leaders want to do big things that improve the lives of their constituents. And it’s good that they acknowledge the need to pay for what they want to do.