FISCAL BLOG

Monthly Archive for October 2016

Debt was raised at the debates, but the candidates missed the opportunity to lat out their visions.

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As the hard-fought campaign season comes to its conclusion — and as both presidential candidates were asked about their plans to address the debt in the final presidential debate — voters of all political stripes agree strongly that the national debt needs to be a major priority for the country’s leadership.

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Last night’s debate third and final presidential debate included a dedicated segment on the national debt, giving both candidates a chance to talk about their vision for addressing America’s long-term fiscal challenges.

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The words debt and deficit come up frequently in debates and conversations about the policy decisions that lawmakers face. The two concepts are similar, but are often confused.

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We hear warnings about how student debt impacts borrowers well after they have left college. What are the facts?

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Here are some important questions that the moderator could ask at the final debate to start the conversation about our nation’s most pressing fiscal concerns.

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Polls show that voters are concerned about the nation’s fiscal health and would like to hear substantive plans from the candidates.

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Stopgap legislation may keep the government operating in the short term, but lawmakers face a series of additional budgetary challenges in coming weeks and months.

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At the first presidential debate, both candidates acknowledged the growing national debt, but voters want to hear more.

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COALITION FOR FISCAL AND NATIONAL SECURITY

A new statement urging policymakers to stabilize our national debt and renew and rebalance our national security strategies.

THE TAX REFORM OPPORTUNITY

Video: Our tax code is complex, unfair, and insufficient. Learn more about the opportunity we have to reform and improve tax policy.