FISCAL BLOG

Monthly Archive for January 2022

The rise in healthcare spending was largely driven by the federal response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The strong rebound in 2021 was partially due to the high economic growth experienced in the fourth quarter.

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Interest costs on the national debt are expected to rapidly outstrip spending on children in coming years.

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Federal outlays for Unemployment Insurance are rapidly returning to previous levels. Nevertheless, unemployment remains higher than pre-pandemic levels.

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Here are some notable trends showing how lower levels of government have spent some of their relief funds.

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In 2022, America faces key questions about rising inflation, new COVID variants, growing national debt and an uncertain economic recovery. To help shed light on a complex set of factors and indicators, the Peterson Foundation brought together two leading experts for the latest edition of the Economic Forum.

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Although the costliest measures are anticipated to contribute the most to the economy, CBO found those measures are not necessarily expected to provide the most bang for the buck.

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What Does the Debt Mean for Our Future?

We all have a responsibility to build a brighter fiscal and economic future for the next generation.

National Debt Clock

See the latest numbers and learn more about the causes of our high and rising debt.