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.
August 3, 2018
Congressional Republicans are worried that their huge 2017 tax cut isn’t resonating with voters. So they’re doubling down by pushing for another big tax cut in September.
August 2, 2018
While candidates trade jabs as Tuesday’s primary election approaches, a new debate is brewing on the federal budget and deficit.
August 1, 2018
This guest column by Robert L. Bixby, executive director of The Concord Coalition, was published in The Telegraph (New Hampshire).
July 30, 2018
With the federal government rapidly sinking further and further into debt, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady last week released a loose framework for tax legislation