FISCAL BLOG

The recent contentious budget battles have contributed to a decline in the public's faith in the political system. A new report suggests a way forward.

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A new report highlights the economic competitiveness and strength of North America — but warns that fiscal policy in the poses a challenge to growth.

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With the election in the rearview mirror, a number of important fiscal and economic policy issues continued to simmer throughout November.

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Tax expenditures cost the government about $1.5 trillion each year, more than the budget of any agency or major spending program.

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A new report from Ernst & Young examines the U.S. government’s current financial situation.

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Now that the hard-fought election is over, lawmakers face a series of pressing fiscal and budgetary issues in the New Year.

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A newly updated report, prepared by Ernst & Young, reexamines the federal government's long-term fiscal outlook through the "fiscal gap" measure.

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Debt was raised at the debates, but the candidates missed the opportunity to lat out their visions.

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The third presidential debate included a dedicated segment on the national debt, giving both candidates a chance to talk about their vision.

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Here are some important questions that the moderator could ask at the final debate to start the conversation about our nation’s most pressing fiscal concerns.

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Expert Views: Fiscal Commission

We asked experts with diverse views from across the political spectrum to share their perspectives.

National Debt Clock

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