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Even party extremes want bipartisan progress: 93% of Liberal Democrats and 85% of Tea Party supporters strongly agree that both parties should work together to solve our long-term fiscal and economic problems.
67% of registered voters strongly agree that "I am willing to do my part to reduce the national debt, as long as other people also do their part."
The Peter G. Peterson Foundation is the official broadcast sponsor of the Bloomberg/Washington Post Republican Presidential Debate – a debate focused on the American economy. As a nonpartisan foundation, we are working to engage people across the political spectrum and around the country to ensure that addressing our nation’s economic and fiscal challenges is a top priority for the next president and all elected officials.
With this week's Senate approval, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 heads to the President for his signature... and we near the end of a tumultuous year from a fiscal perspective. PGPF took a look at what this modest deal accomplished, and what’s left to tackle in 2014, in our Year-End Fiscal Outlook report. Included in this analysis is:
Press event announcing the Coalition for Fiscal and National Security, held Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at the Newseum in Washington DC. The event featured Coalition Chairman Admiral Michael Mullen, Senators John Warner and Sam Nunn, Representative Ike Skelton, and Peter G. Peterson Foundation Chairman Pete Peterson.
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The May 2014 Fiscal Confidence Index, Modeled after the Consumer Confidence Index, is 44 (100 is Neutral)
Eight in Ten Voters (81%) Say that the President and Congress Should Spend More Time Addressing National Debt — Spans Ideological Backgrounds
On May 15th, the Peter G. Peterson Foundation brought together leaders from government, policy, academia, and the media for the 2012 Fiscal Summit: America's Case for Action. With a national election that fall, and critical fiscal deadlines at the end of the year, policymakers faced a prime opportunity to set America on a fiscally sustainable path.
Recently, a number of commentators have urged policymakers to move away from the fiscal policy debate. Reports of "good news" on the fiscal front are being used to suggest that it's time to move on as improvements in the economy, a better 10-year budget outlook, and slower healthcare cost growth have allegedly reduced the need for a comprehensive budget deal.