FISCAL BLOG

Polls show that voters are concerned about the nation’s fiscal health and would like to hear substantive plans from the candidates.

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Stopgap legislation may keep the government operating in the short term, but lawmakers face a series of additional budgetary challenges in coming weeks and months.

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At the first presidential debate, both candidates acknowledged the growing national debt, but voters want to hear more.

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New polling shows that voters want Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump to address the national debt in the upcoming debates.

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As Congress prepares to reconvene next week, lawmakers prepare for conflicts over the approaching fiscal year end.

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The Congressional Budget Office updated its budget projections this week, confirming that for the first year since 2009, deficits as a share of GDP are on the rise again.

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Part of the problem when discussing America’s long-term debt is that it is often confused with short-term deficits.

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Projections of the long-term budget outlook have deteriorated significantly since last year, largely stemming from the “tax extenders” legislation enacted at the end of 2015.

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The number one financial worry for Americans is having enough money for retirement — and for good reason.

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The next president will face complex fiscal and economic realities.

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Why Fiscal Issues Matter in the 2018 Election

This election season is a critical opportunity for candidates to talk to voters about solutions to put us on a better path.

FISCAL ISSUES ILLUSTRATED

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