Lookout Campaign

Issue Brief

A Missed Opportunity in First Presidential Debate

The first segment of the first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump was dedicated to achieving prosperity.

As Concord Coalition Executive Director Robert L. Bixby points out in a blog post today, that provided an opportunity for the moderator to ask about - and the candidates to talk about - their plans for putting the projected federal debt on a sustainable path.

Blog Post

Three Signs of Fiscal Life in Washington

July 21, 2016

The overall budget picture in Washington remains bleak as lawmakers have left town without making any meaningful progress on the appropriations process. They are now anticipating a September scramble to approve a Continuing Resolution (CR) to keep the government open after the new fiscal year begins Oct. 1. This means Congress, yet again, would be falling back on legislation that indiscriminately maintains the funding levels of the previous year, with little or no attention to the necessity of increased or decreased funding levels for important programs.