Driven by a change in sentiment of Republican voters, Americans overall are now more evenly split on whether the country is on the right direction or wrong track on addressing the debt.
With a new Congress and president in place, a number of important fiscal and economic policy issues have come to the forefront in January.
As a new president and Congress get to work on their policy priorities for 2017, there is one issue that affects all others: the nation’s unsustainable long-term fiscal outlook.
“The federal government’s fiscal path is unsustainable," warns the Government Accountability Office.
Our most popular charts from 2016 illustrate the nation's fiscal challenges in areas like defense spending, healthcare, and tax reform.
The contentious budget battles of recent years have contributed to a decline in the public’s faith in the political system. A new report suggests a way forward.
A new report from the George W. Bush Institute highlights the economic competitiveness and strength of North America — but warns that fiscal policy in the United States poses a challenge to growth.
With the election in the rearview mirror, a number of important fiscal and economic policy issues continued to simmer throughout November.
Tax expenditures cost the government about $1.5 trillion each year, more than the budget of any agency or major spending program, including Social Security, Medicare, and the Department of Defense.
Following the election, voters across the political spectrum want to see the national debt addressed by the next president and Congress.