Fiscal Responsibility

Blog Post

Everything Needs To Be On the Table in Budget Negotiations

December 11, 2017
When it comes to budget negotiations, many interest groups demand that certain items be considered “off the table” and exempt from any changes. The reality, however, is that everything needs to be on the table for both economic and political reasons.
Blog Post

Entitlement Reform Should Reduce Subsidies for Those Who Don't Need Them

November 14, 2017
Individuals with the least wealth or income potential are the most dependent on government programs for support. Thus, when policymakers talk about reforming entitlement programs, many observers are concerned about the potential impact on these vulnerable groups. The good news is that there are plenty of responsible ways to reduce costs without unduly burdening beneficiaries.
Blog Post

PAYGO is an Important Standard

October 18, 2017
Most people agree that current fiscal policies are unsustainable. It is thus a matter of common sense to require those who want to enact new tax cuts or entitlement expansions -- both of which would enlarge the structural deficit -- to put forward spending cuts or tax increases to pay for them. This is the simple concept behind PAYGO (shorthand for Pay-As-You-Go).
In the News

Why Leadership Counts

October 16, 2017
New Hampshire Business Review
Topics
Fiscal Responsibility
Tax Policy

Watching recent events transpire, and certainly there has been too much tragedy, national disaster and senseless violence, points out the importance of leadership, both in substance and style.

In the News

Need to Know: Does the Federal Debt REALLY Impact Me?

October 11, 2017
WHO Radio 1040
Topics
Congress
Economy
Federal Budget
Fiscal Responsibility
National Debt

Concord Coalition Executive Director Bob Bixby joins WHO Radio host Jeff Angelo to discuss why Americans should care about the rising $20 trillion debt and how it impacts the average American citiz