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As the United States grapples with a series of complex challenges in an uncertain environment, the Peter G. Peterson Foundation Economic Forum brings together thought leaders and policymakers for in-depth conversations about building a strong economic future for the next generation.
Following the pattern of previous years, this budget largely relies on very optimistic projections of economic growth and unlikely budget cuts to reduce the deficit.
The latest report from the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) reiterates that the federal budget is on an unsustainable trajectory.
At $23 trillion and rising, the national debt threatens America’s economic future. Here are the top ten reasons why the national debt matters.
The budget projections released by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) in August reaffirm the perilous path of deficits and debt expected over the next decade.
CBO projects that if current laws remain in place, federal debt will rise to 144 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) within 30 years – far exceeding its all-time high, and nearly doubling today’s level.
Every year the Social Security and Medicare Boards of Trustees issue reports on the fiscal health of these vital programs.
The report anticipates that in 2020 — for the first time since 1982 — the program’s total costs will exceed its total income.
Medicare faces significant financial challenges in future years because of rising healthcare spending and an aging population.