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    US Fiscal Confidence Falls to 7-Year Low amid Rising Concerns about Inflation and as Lawmakers Advance Major Legislation

    “This seven-year low in our fiscal confidence index is a clear sign that voters are concerned about our nation’s fiscal sustainability, and Congress should keep this in mind as they shape major budget legislation,” said Michael A. Peterson, CEO of the Peterson Foundation.

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    Leading Economists: The Economy Bounced Back Fast, But Major Questions Remain

    With our economy in recovery, the national debt rising unsustainably, the country still grappling with a devastating pandemic, and lawmakers pursing significant new legislation, America faces many critical questions for its future. To shed light on the best way forward, two top economists participated in a panel discussion as part of the latest edition of the Peterson Foundation Economic Forum.

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