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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.
The Peter G. Peterson Foundation joins with POLITICO to present a series of Morning Money Breakfast Briefings, hosted by POLITICO's Chief Economic Correspondent, Ben White.
In January 2013, a series of tax increases and spending cuts are slated to go into effect automatically and all at once. Many are calling this major fiscal policy shift the "Fiscal Cliff." If all of the changes are allowed to proceed, future budget deficits would be substantially reduced. However, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office has forecast that the economy would be thrown into recession in 2013 — an outcome that threatens our still-fragile economic recovery.
Highlighting state-level efforts to solve structural deficit problems. While most discussions on America's fiscal policy focus on the federal level, state governments also face daunting budget challenges.
Learn about what types of initiatives and programs are eligible for grants from the Peter G. Peterson Foundation.