With many lawmakers in both parties acting as if the high and rising national debt doesn’t matter, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell has provided a timely reminder that it does.
President Donald Trump claimed Feb.
WASHINGTON — As the growing number of Democratic presidential candidates push expensive plans on health care, the environment and education, Sen.
During the latest Facing the Future program, political correspondent
Paul Hodes speaks with Chase Hagaman, New England regional director for The Concord Coalition. Excerpts from Hagaman's remarks, which began after the 23-minute mark of the program:
Thanks for your Feb. 20 editorial about the “real national emergency” of the $22 trillion national debt.
Last week the national debt hit $22 trillion and the president declared an emergency.
Too bad the two things were not related.
The latest government shutdown, the longest in U.S. history at 35 days, was unnecessary, harmful and costly for the more than 800,000 federal workers and their families impacted by it.