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America and many countries around the world are changing rapidly. Global competitiveness is increasing as nations improve their economic production and grow more prosperous. Science and technology offer tremendous opportunities for innovation, and those countries that lead technologically will also lead economically. At the same time, America faces a range of evolving challenges at home, including issues such as demographics, immigration, education, and national security.
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:
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."
President Bill Clinton and Bill Gates take a question from Facebook user Thierry Dongala: "How does our current budget outlook reflect our values? Where do we need to adjust?"
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.
NEW YORK (October 30, 2009) - A study commissioned by the Peter G. Peterson Foundation on S. 1796, America's Healthy Future Act of 2009 (the "Act") confirms the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) analysis that the bill, as passed by the Senate Finance Committee, could result in slightly lower deficits if it is implemented as intended and remains unchanged. The study, conducted by The Lewin Group, mirrors ths findings that new revenues and savings under the bill, would exceed new spending.
The Fiscal Summit's first afternoon panel focused in the U.S. healthcare system. America spends more per person on healthcare than any other nation. yet when you compare health outcomes, the U.S. is not getting its money's worth. Healthcare costs are the number one driver of long-term debt and a major challenge for businesses, families, and the economy as a whole.
Learn more about our premier annual gathering dedicated to advancing sensible solutions to our fiscal challenges, bringing together a range of influential thought leaders and elected officials to discuss and debate our nation’s economic and fiscal outlook.