FISCAL BLOG

As a new president and Congress get to work on their policy priorities for 2017, there is one issue that affects all others: the nation’s unsustainable long-term fiscal outlook.

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“The federal government’s fiscal path is unsustainable," warns the Government Accountability Office.

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Our most popular charts from 2016 illustrate the nation's fiscal challenges in areas like defense spending, healthcare, and tax reform.

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The contentious budget battles of recent years 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 from the George W. Bush Institute highlights the economic competitiveness and strength of North America — but warns that fiscal policy in the United States 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, including Social Security, Medicare, and the Department of Defense.

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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. America’s leaders have an opportunity to show leadership in early 2017 by addressing the nation’s long-term fiscal challenges.

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A newly updated report, prepared by Ernst & Young (EY) for the Peter G. Peterson Foundation, reexamines the federal government’s long-term fiscal outlook through the “fiscal gap” measure.

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Ten Year Report

A decade of work addressing America's fiscal challenges to secure a healthy, growing economy.

FISCAL ISSUES ILLUSTRATED

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