A Brighter Future

At the Peter G. Peterson Foundation, we believe that together we can secure a healthy, growing economy by addressing America's long-term fiscal challenges.

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Peter G. Peterson

In Tribute

The Peter G. Peterson Foundation mourns the loss of its Founder and Chairman, Pete Peterson, who died March 20, 2018, at the age of 91.

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Four Key Takeaways from the CBO Long-Term Outlook

Federal debt is already at its highest level since 1950 and is projected to climb to 152% of GDP under current law by 2048 — by far an all-time high.

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CBO: Percent Of Uninsured Rose Last Year For The First Time Since 2010

Last year the number of uninsured people rose by one million people, and it is projected to grow by another million this year.

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The Two Reasons Long-Term Economic Growth Will Slow

While the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will likely boost economic growth in the near term, the effects of the legislation are temporary.

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The Fiscal Challenge

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America’s growing long-term debt affects economic growth and opportunities for future generations. It’s not a political or partisan issue – it’s simple math. With nearly 76 million baby boomers retiring and living much longer, combined with a highly inefficient healthcare system, and a tax code that fails to generate sufficient revenues, America finds itself with a very risky long-term fiscal outlook.


Finding Solutions

We believe that by working together, we can create comprehensive, bipartisan solutions to address our fiscal challenges. We work to bring Americans together to find and implement sensible, long-term fiscal solutions for a strong, healthy economy that transcend age, party lines, and ideological divides in order to achieve real results.

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What We’re Doing

We are a non-partisan organization dedicated to increasing awareness and accelerating action on America’s long-term fiscal challenges. We partner with like-minded organizations and experts to support innovative programs and projects that provide accurate, objective analysis, and promising fiscal solutions.

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What You Can Do

The time to act is now. Education is key – it’s critical that Americans understand what’s at stake and the tradeoffs that are needed to get our country back on a sustainable fiscal path to a growing economy. We also have to make a commitment to support our elected leaders from both parties who want to do the right thing.

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