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‘Student Debt Smarter’ Launched to Help Students Considering College Loans
New student debt affordability calculator empowers students as they pursue college and career goals.
READ MORE June 9, 2022
Peterson Foundation Statement on Social Security and Medicare Trustees Reports
“The writing on the wall couldn’t be any more clear: Social Security and Medicare remain on a dangerously unsustainable path," said Michael A. Peterson, CEO of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation.
READ MORE June 2, 2022
Six Months from Election Day, Strong Majority of Democrats and Republicans Cite National Debt as Top-Three Priority
“Six months from an important election, and as Americans face the challenges of high inflation, rising interest rates and economic uncertainty, it’s no surprise that voters are deeply concerned about our unsustainable national debt and budget outlook,” said Michael A. Peterson, CEO of the Peterson Foundation.
READ MORE May 26, 2022
Peterson Foundation Statement on CBO 10-Year Budget and Economic Outlook
“The most important takeaway from today’s CBO report is that interest costs are higher, adding to an already unsustainable fiscal outlook," said Michael A. Peterson, CEO of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation.
READ MORE May 25, 2022
The Becker Friedman Institute Announces $1 Million Grant from the Peter G. Peterson Foundation
Funding Will Support New Research to Analyze Economic Implications of COVID-19 Pandemic, Illuminate Solutions for Policymakers
READ MORE April 29, 2022
US Fiscal Confidence Falls as Nation Faces Higher Inflation and Unsustainable Budget Outlook
“As we continue to face significant economic turbulence and uncertainty, fiscal confidence is near a record low, because voters know that our growing national debt makes it more difficult to build a strong and stable future,” said Michael A. Peterson, CEO of the Peterson Foundation.
READ MORE April 28, 2022
US Fiscal Confidence Near Record Low as Nation Enters Era of Rising Interest Rates and Economic Uncertainty
“Rising interest rates mean rising interest costs, and Americans understand that’s a major problem for a country that’s $30 trillion in debt,” said Michael A. Peterson, CEO of the Peterson Foundation.
READ MORE March 31, 2022
Peterson Foundation Statement on President’s Budget
“This budget acknowledges the need for deficit reduction, and represents a positive step and starting point for action on stabilizing our national debt" said Michael A. Peterson, CEO of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation.
READ MORE March 28, 2022
Peterson Foundation Statement on Fed Action
“Today’s Fed action is an important reminder that interest rates do not remain low forever, and have significant implications for our national debt," said Michael A. Peterson, CEO of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation.
READ MORE March 16, 2022
Peterson Center on Healthcare Announces $5M Support for New Effort to Manufacture and Distribute Low-Cost Insulin
“Far too often, life-saving medications like insulin are unaffordable or unavailable, tragically burdening millions of Americans,” said Michael A. Peterson, CEO of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation, which established the Peterson Center on Healthcare.
READ MORE March 3, 2022
Voters Deeply Concerned about Budget Outlook as State of the Union Approaches and US Faces Key Economic Challenges Including Inflation
“Our economy is grappling with very high levels of inflation and probable interest rate hikes, all on the back of our runaway national debt which hit a staggering $30 trillion this month,” said Michael A. Peterson, CEO of the Peterson Foundation.
READ MORE February 25, 2022
US Fiscal Confidence at 7-Year Low, as National Debt Surpasses $30 Trillion
As the national debt surpasses $30 trillion, voter confidence in America’s financial situation and budget outlook tied a 7-year low, according to the Peter G. Peterson Foundation’s newest monthly index.
READ MORE February 3, 2022
Peterson Foundation Statement on $30 Trillion National Debt Milestone
“Our high and rising debt makes us less prepared for the next pandemic, less secure against future adversaries, less resilient to the changing climate, and less able to build the strong," said Michael A. Peterson, CEO of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation.
READ MORE February 1, 2022
As National Debt Surpasses $29 Trillion, Voters Remain Highly Concerned about America’s Fiscal Outlook
At the start of 2022 with a record $29 trillion in national debt, U.S. voters of all stripes are growing more concerned about America’s unsustainable federal budget outlook, according to the non-partisan Peter G. Peterson Foundation’s newest monthly index.
READ MORE January 7, 2022

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