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Promoting Economic Growth through Social Security Reform

By Marc Goldwein, Maya MacGuineas, and Chris Towner Executive Summary As the population ages and an increasing share of Americans exit the...

We Updated the Debt Fixer and Released Results Showing Americans Can Fix the Debt

We have updated our popular Debt Fixer interactive budget tool, just as Congress faces another deadline to keep the government funded and avoid a...

Americans Show They Can Make Tough Federal Budget Decisions and Reduce National Debt

The national debt currently is the highest it has been as a share of the economy since just after World War II, and it is rising rapidly. This high...

Elizabeth Warren's Higher Education Plan

This is the first policy explainer in our US Budget Watch 2020 series covering the 2020 presidential election. In the coming weeks and months,...

Eugene Steuerle: Congress is supposed to decide how the U.S. spends money. Soon, it won’t be able to.

Dr. Eugene (Gene) Steuerle is an Institute fellow and the Richard B. Fisher chair at the Urban Institute and a member of the Committee for a...

After the 2020 Election, Fiscal Challenges Await

The winner of the 2020 presidential election will begin his or her term facing a daunting fiscal situation. High deficits and debt, depleting trust...

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