Posts tagged "Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget"

Why a $4 trillion deficit reduction would be easier than $1.2 trillion

The idea is certainly counterintuitive, but it’s a serious proposal from the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. This is the group’s explanation: … a Go Big approach [$4 trillion] is not just what is needed to get control of the debt from a policy perspective, a comprehensive approach can also improve the chances of... Read more »

Congress: A year late and $1,052,062,224,099 short

You recall the idiom, “A day late and a dollar short,”  don’t you? Well, Congress is a year late and $1.05 trillion short. As it has become its habit, Congress this fiscal year failed to pass a budget well before the new fiscal year starts on Oct. 1. A fiscal year-end report by the Committee... Read more »
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