Peterson Foundation in the News

2018


11/28/18 | The Washington Post

House GOP's Lame-Duck Tax Package Would Cost $55 Billion, CBO Says


11/27/18 | TalkMarkets

Global Debt Bubble: The 247 Trillion Overhang


11/8/18 | AP News

Up to Us Year 7 Launches with Thousands of Students on 400 Campuses Nationwide


10/30/18 | CNBC

Nightly Business Report


10/30/18 | CNBC

Rising National Debt to Affect Voters' Midterm Election Decisions, Poll Says


10/17/18 | The Wall Street Journal

Trump Seeks 5% Budget Cuts from Cabinet Agencies


10/17/18 | The Hill

Trump to Request 5 Percent Cut from Cabinet Members


10/16/18 | The Washington Post

Who's Conservative Now? Republicans' Budget-Busting Continues.


10/16/18 | USA Today

The National Debt and the Federal Deficit are Skyrocketing. How it Impacts You.


10/16/18 | POLITICO

Guns or Butter? Republicans Pick Both


10/16/18 | SAFEHAVEN

U.S. Deficit Defies Economic "Boomtime"


10/15/18 | New York Post

Let's Look at the Real US Defit Number


10/15/18 | The Washington Times

Trump Sees Federal Deficit Soar in First Full Year


10/15/18 | Newsweek

U.S. Budget Deficit Reaches Higher Level Under Trump than at any Point in Obama's Second Term


10/11/18 | CBS News

The Skyrocketing Interest Payments on U.S. Debt


10/9/18 | The Washington Post

The Finance 202: Trump's Economy Means Soaring Deficits, Too


10/9/18 | Golden Gate Xpress

Up to Us Looks Forward to 2018 Campaign


10/5/18 | The Florida Times-Union

Friday Editorial: We Must Still Reform Social Security, Medicare


9/11/18 | The Hill

Budget Hawk Warns "Tax Cuts 2.0." Would Balloon Debt


9/10/18 | Washington Times

House Republicans Move to Lock in Cuts with Tax Reform 2.0


9/7/18 | Seeking Alpha

Drowning in Debt: The Road to $30 Trillion


9/6/18 | The Florida Times-Union

Americans Have More Sense on Debt than Our Leaders


9/3/18 | Pensions & Investments

3 Research Papers about Retirement Win Grants from Foundations


8/29/18 | The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Grants Roundup: Foxconn Commits $100 Million for Engineering Research


8/29/18 | Kearney Hub

Tax Cuts OK, but We’ll Get Bill Later


8/21/18 | Star Tribune

Greece Gets through its Crisis — for Now


8/15/18 | The Hill

Analysis: GOP Tax Law Increased Complexity of Tax Code


8/15/18 | POLITICO

Shortchanging IGs?


8/8/18 | The Hill

CBO: National Debt Could be Twice the Size of GDP by 2048


8/3/18 | Star Tribune

Trump's Wall Funding Shouldn't Cause Government Shutdown


7/27/18 | The New York Times

Economy Hits a High Note, and Trump Takes a Bow


7/26/18 | The Buffalo News

The Briefing: Deeper and Deeper and Deeper into Debt


7/20/18 | POLITICO

U.S. Approaches Historic Red Inck after Tax Reform


7/7/18 | The Star Tribune

Ominous National Debt Projections Not Seen as Big Business Concern — Yet


6/27/18 | WHYY

Trump Swims in Red Ink that Republicans Used to Care about


6/26/18 | The Washington Post

Paul Ryan’s Legacy: Gallons of Red Ink


6/26/18 | The Hill

CBO Projects Grim Budget Outlook under Trump


6/6/18 | The Hill

Dem Leaders Embrace Pay-Go


5/30/18 | Houston Chronicle

The Doomsday Clock Continues to Tick in North Korea


5/27/18 | The Washington Post

Democrats, Emboldened by GOP Cuts and Policies, Back Bigger Government


5/25/18 | The Washington Post

Republicans Leave us Drowning in Red Ink


5/24/18 | The Wall Street Journal

Congressional Budget Office’s Long-Term Deficit Forecast Dwarfs White House Estimate


5/11/18 | POLITICO

Bumps Coming for IRS Nominee


5/10/18 | Newsmax

Sen. Flake: Would Not Vote to Make Individual Tax Cuts Permanent


5/10/18 | Bloomberg

Pelosi Plans to Revisit Trump Tax Cuts If She Becomes Speaker


5/10/18 | The Washington Times

Pelosi is Adamant: Republicans are Losing Public Relations Battle on Tax Law


5/10/18 | The Hill

Flake Says He Won't Vote to Make Individual Tax Cuts Permanent


5/8/18 | Urban Milwaukee

Murphy's Law about that Deficit, Sen. Johnson


5/7/18 | The Washington Post

Trump Wants a $15 Billion Spending Cut. That’s about 1 Percent of the Cost of His Tax Bill.


4/24/18 | The Hill

Advocacy Group Poll: Concerns about Debt Rising


4/12/18 | The Hill

Proposal to Amend the Constitution Falls Short in House


4/9/18 | The New York Times

Federal Budget Deficit Projected to Soar to Over $1 Trillion in 2020


4/9/18 | Bloomberg

U.S. Deficit to Surpass $1 Trillion Two Years Ahead of Estimates, CBO Says


4/9/18 | USA Today

Federal Deficits Projected to Rise, Surpassing $1 Trillion in 2020


4/9/18 | The Hill

CBO Projects Booming Deficits


4/9/18 | Reuters

Republican Tax Cuts to Fuel Historic U.S. Deficits: CBO


3/31/18 | Kearney Hub

Peterson Was Right; Budget Out of Control


3/23/18 | Tampa Bay Reporter

Opinion: Rising National Debt Threatens Future Generations


3/23/18 | South Bend Tribune

Viewpoint: Why You Should be Worried about the National Debt


3/22/18 | Huffington Post

After Years of Deficit Doomsaying, Republicans Go on Massive Spending Spree


3/20/18 | The New York Times

Peter G. Peterson, a Power from Wall St. to Washington, Dies at 91


3/20/18 | The Washington Post

Peter G. Peterson, Financier Who Warned of Rising National Debt, dies at 91


3/20/18 | Associated Press

Peter Peterson, Billionaire and Philanthropist, Dies at 91


3/20/18 | The Wall Street Journal

Peter Peterson, Blackstone Co-Founder, Dies at 91


3/20/18 | Bloomberg

Peter G. Peterson, Blackstone's Co-Founder, Dies at 91


3/20/18 | Reuters

Blackstone Co-Founder Peter Peterson Dies, Aged 91


3/18/18 | Financial Tribune

US Nat'l Debt Exceeds $21t


3/16/18 | Washington Examiner

$21 trillion


3/13/18 | The Wake Forest Review

Up to Us Campaign Takes on National Debt


2/26/18 | POLITICO

Public's Fiscal Confidence Hits Lowest Point in Two Years in Poll


2/19/18 | The Patriot Post

How Continuing Resolutions Create More Debt


2/18/18 | SunHerald

Do the Math. Today’s GOP Doesn’t Add Up


2/17/18 | The Free Lance-Star

First Save Enough for a Rainy Day


2/15/18 | Bloomberg

Doesn’t Anyone Care about Deficits Anymore?


2/12/18 | The Wall Street Journal

Trump’s Budget Proposal Projects Big Jump in Deficits


2/9/18 | The Weekly Standard

Ugly but Necessary


2/8/18 | POLITICO

Welcome Back to Big Spending


2/8/18 | Los Angeles Times

New Budget Deal Adds More Stimulus — and Debt — to an Overextended American Economy


2/8/18 | The Buffalo News

Thursday's Briefing: Hey, Big Spenders, What Happened to the Deficit?


2/8/18 | The Daily Star

The Trump Tax Cut: A Mockery of Fiscal Responsibility?


2/7/18 | CNBC

Washington is on Track for More Government Spending and Bigger Deficits — Even Under Republican Control


2/7/18 | The Columbus Dispatch

Senate Strikes Budget Deal Increasing Spending by $400 Billion for Two Years


2/2/18 | The Washington Post

It's What the House Has Not Done


1/30/18 | The New York Times

As Deficit Soars Toward $1 Trillion, Congress Shrugs and Keeps Spending


1/19/18 | CNN

Governing From Crisis to Crisis Isn't Governing


1/3/18 | The Hill

U.S. Voters More Concerned about Nation's Ballooning Debt


2017


12/14/17 | Huffington Post

What’s Inside the GOP’s Christmas Box?


11/30/17 | The Washington Post

Why U.S. Budget Deficits are Facing a Fatter Future: QuickTake


11/29/17 | The Atlantic

A Conservative Uprising Confronts GOP Deficit Hawks


11/27/17 | Bloomberg

Ryan Dismisses Deficit Concerns to Chase a Political Win on Taxes


11/17/17 | The New York Times

Accounting "Gimmicks" in G.O.P.’s Tax Overhaul Mask Higher Cost, Deficit Hawks Say


11/2/17 | The New York Times

Republican Plan Delivers Permanent Corporate Tax Cut


10/18/17 | Yahoo! Finance

"It's Very Hard Not to Give Tax Cuts to the Wealthy," Steven Mnuchin Now Says


10/7/17 | Forbes

The #5 Reason Bernie Sanders' Medicare-for-All Single-Payer Plan is a Singularly Bad Idea


9/27/17 | The Hill

Dems Slam GOP Tax Plan as Deficit-Buster, Risk to Medicare


9/27/17 | U.S. News

Trump, Taxes and the "Middle Class Miracle"


9/20/17 | Bloomberg

Senators' Deal Makes Tax Cuts More Likely, May Limit Their Scope


9/19/17 | The Hill

Corker Unveils Tax Reform Details


9/13/17 | The Washington Post

Getting Rid of All Tax Breaks Could Reduce the Corporate Tax Rate to 26 Percent, Study Says


9/11/17 | The Hill

US Federal Debt Passes $20 Trillion for First Time


9/11/17 | Fox Business

US National Debt Tops $20T for First Time in History


9/8/17 | St. Louis Post-Dispatch

US National Debt Tops $20T for First Time in History


8/7/17 | CNBC

Canadians May Pay More Taxes than Americans, but Here's What They Get for Their Money


8/4/17 | newser

Greenspan Warns of the Bubble That May Be Bursting Next


7/31/17 | U.S. News

Mnuchin: "Most" Top Earners Won't Get Tax Cut Under Trump Plan


7/18/17 | Washington Examiner

Millennials to Congress: Fix Social Security Now to Save Our Financial Future


6/26/17 | The Hill

Poll: Majority Worried about National Debt


5/23/17 | U.S. News

Mnuchin Wavers on Claim of No Tax Cuts for the Wealthy


4/27/17 | The New York Times

Republicans’ Fiscal Discipline Wilts in Face of Trump’s Tax Plan


4/21/17 | The Progress-Index

For the Economy to Grow, Washington Needs to Take on Entitlement Programs


3/17/17 | The Washington Post

Trump’s Cuts Would Do Nothing to Balance the Budget


3/2/17 | Chicago Tribune

Trump Promises "Rebuilding" of Military Aboard Over-Budget Ship in Newport News


2016


12/7/16 | Chicago Tribune

Trump's Victory Tour Stump Speech, Annotated


12/5/16 | Jackson Free Press

JSU Students Raise Awareness about National Debt


10/21/16 | The New York Times

Ignoring the Debt Problem


10/20/16 | Huffington Post

Donald Trump Dodges on His Medicare and Social Security Plans


8/8/16 | Forbes

Social Security: Where Clinton and Trump Stand


7/24/16 | The Wall Street Journal

Debate Over U.S. Debt Changes Tone


5/16/16 | Los Angeles Times

A Trump Presidency Would Threaten Programs Like Social Security. Here's How We Know.


5/11/16 | Reuters

Trump Open to Social Security Changes if Elected: Adviser


5/11/16 | CNN

Pelosi Dismisses Trump's Candidacy: "We've Had our Fun"


5/11/16 | POLITICO

Top Aide Claims $7 Trillion Budget Surplus from Trump's Economic Plans


4/19/16 | Time

Millennials Need the Next President to Be Very Worried about the Debt


3/24/16 | The Washington Times

Employers to Drop Millions from Health Care Plans as Obamacare Premiums Spike, CBO Projects


3/21/16 | St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Federal Spending in Missouri Equivalent of More than a Fifth of Economy


2/17/16 | The Flat Hat

College Political Groups Debate the National Debt


2/8/16 | Nashua Telegraph

Op-Ed: Debt is an Issue that New Hapshire Voters Care about


1/13/16 | NPR

What the Powerball Cash Could — and Couldn't — Buy


1/13/16 | POLITIFACT

Obama: US Spends More on Military than Next 8 Nations Combined




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