FISCAL BLOG

Monthly Archive for December 2018

Although a return to a normalized interest environment is a good sign for the overall strength of the economy, rate increases will make it more expensive for families and the government to borrow.

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There are three widely used measures of federal debt. What are the important differences between these measurements?

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The federal deficit is growing during a period of economic expansion — a pattern that is highly unusual.

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It’s important for lawmakers to consider the many available policy options for improving that outlook.

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The decline in purchasing power has important implications for the federal budget and our nation’s infrastructure, and has led some to call for a new effort to address the gas tax.

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Significant damage was done to America’s fiscal outlook over the past year.

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FISCAL ISSUES ILLUSTRATED

This series of infographics helps put some of today's most pressing fiscal debates in context.

The National Debt Is Now More than $22 Trillion

With this unfortunate milestone, building a sustainable economic future becomes more challenging.