A key assessment of poverty in America is the Official Poverty Measure (OPM), which is calculated by the United States Census Bureau using a range of income and economic data.
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Discover why our fiscal health and economic strength are so closely tied, and why it is important to get the deficit under control and work toward a balanced budget.
The latest trustees reports make clear that Social Security and Medicare beneficiaries face substantial cuts in the near future unless policymakers take action to make these vital programs solvent.
Unique Research Project from Peterson Foundation and Ford Foundation Convenes Authors of 31 New Papers Exploring America’s Most Significant Long-Term Challenges
“This new CBO report shows just how much more dangerous the future looks if these tax cuts and spending increases are allowed to continue," said Michael A. Peterson, Chairman and CEO of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation.
“CBO’s report is filled with sobering projections that should be an urgent wakeup call for the Administration and Congress," said Michael A. Peterson, President and CEO of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation.
“These reports drive home the urgent need to ensure that the critical Medicare and Social Security programs are sustainable into the future," said Michael A. Peterson, President and CEO of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation.
“We’re clearly heading in the wrong direction, and it’s unfortunate that our leaders are not putting forward credible plans to improve our fiscal foundation," said Michael A. Peterson, President and CEO of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation.