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Voters See Difficult Debt Challenge Ahead: 76% Say Concern has Increased
“As overcoming this pandemic continues to be a top priority, voters are also becoming more concerned about America’s rapidly worsening fiscal condition,” said Michael A. Peterson, CEO of the Peterson Foundation.
READ MORE February 24, 2021
Peterson Statement on CBO 10-Year Budget and Economic Outlook
“This new report provides the latest evidence that our fiscal condition has worsened significantly since the pandemic began, and will need to be addressed once we’re through the COVID crisis,” said Michael A. Peterson, CEO of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation.
READ MORE February 11, 2021
As New Administration and Congress Address Range of National Challenges, Voters Remain Mindful of National Debt
“With the nation still in the grips of a devastating public health and economic crisis, President Biden and the new Congress are right to explore additional relief and recovery legislation, but it’s also critical that we remain mindful of our long-term fiscal outlook, which has gotten far worse as our debt now exceeds the size of our economy,” said Michael A. Peterson, CEO of the Peterson Foundation.
READ MORE January 26, 2021
Fiscal Confidence Remains Low as Americans Look ahead to 2021
“The nation remains in the grips of a devastating health and economic crisis caused by the pandemic. Overcoming the virus remains the nation’s top priority, but the vast majority of Americans also recognize the need to address our unsustainable fiscal outlook once this crisis is over,” said Michael A. Peterson, CEO of the Peterson Foundation.
READ MORE January 8, 2021

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