Having entered the White House in the midst of the Great Recession, then President Obama spent much of his time in office trying to deal with the weakened economy.
Politicians do not want to address the nation’s debt issues because that would require both tax increases and reductions in spending on entitlement programs, said David Cote, former CEO o
Several high-profile, bipartisan health care reform plans have demonstrated in recent months that there is a developing consensus among fiscal and health care policy experts on the steps needed to move the country towards a less expensive, more effective and more patient-centered system.
The plans are the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Health Care Cost Initiative, the health care portion of the latest Simpson-Bowles recommendations, a plan from the Engleberg Center for Health Care Reform at Brookings, and a plan from the National Coalition on Health Care.
Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles, who led a national fiscal commission to a bipartisan set of recommendations in late 2010, have released a new budget plan that shows once again that a mix of spendi
Americans around the country can support long-term fiscal reform by encouraging their elected representatives to consider the updated framework that Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson rele
Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson, who co-chaired the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, proposed a new fiscal framework Tuesday that would put the nation’s finances
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today offered its strong support for the new fiscal framework proposed by Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson to put the nation’s unsustainable finances on a sound, responsible path.
Alarmed about the impact that federal budget problems could have on other levels of government, state and local officials have become increasingly vocal this year in calling for constructive action in Washington.