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    Issues in Brief: PGPF Research

    The Peter G. Peterson Foundation is committed to finding solutions to our nation's long-term fiscal challenges, thereby helping to secure a strong economic future for all Americans.

    This fall, PGPF research staff will publish a series of one-page articles, providing objective analyses on major government programs and policies. Check back regularly for new articles.


    http://www.pgpf.org/analysis/issues-in-brief-pgpf-research

    The Office of Management and Budget's Sequestration Report:An Analysis

    On September 14, 2012 the President's Office of Management and Budget (OMB) released a report detailing the effects of the automatic across-the-board spending reductions, known as sequestration, scheduled to take place next January 2. These cuts result from the failure of the bipartisan "Supercommittee," which was created by the Budget Control Act of 2011 (BCA), to agree on $1.2 trillion in deficit reduction. For 2013, OMB estimated that the sequestration would result in a:


    http://www.pgpf.org/analysis/the-office-of-management-and-budgets-sequestration-reportan-analysis

    Welcome Back, Congress

    As the August recess concludes, the House and Senate return to a to-do list filled with important fiscal and economic deadlines. Lawmakers face a range of key issues in the brief legislative session before Election Day, during the “lame duck” session following the election, and next year.


    http://www.pgpf.org/analysis/welcome-back-congress

    Remarks by Peter G. Peterson

    2012 Fiscal Summit

    (As Prepared for Delivery)

    First, a brief history of this Fiscal Summit.

    As recently as a few years ago, there was still a lack of awareness and an abundance of apathy over the unsustainable long-term debt situation in America.

    I felt like the Philosophy professor in the old joke. When he asked his class which was worse, ignorance or apathy, a sleepy student from the back of the room called out, “I don’t know and I don’t care!”


    http://www.pgpf.org/event/remarks-by-peter-g-peterson

ASK FOR A PLAN

The national debt threatens our economy — but there’s still time to secure our future. Learn more, and ask the 2016 candidates for their fiscal plan.

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.