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Jonathan Bydlak in The Hill: Don’t Let Debt Reduction Become Second Fiddle

September 30th, 2017 by

Writing today in The Hill, Institute founder & president Jonathan Bydlak writes about ongoing tax reform efforts and presents a note of caution for fiscal conservatives not to have too narrow a focus.   But as Democrats and Republicans neatly swap positions on how much the deficit matters, both sides are at risk of missing […]

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What $20 trillion means for you

September 12th, 2017 by

The US National Debt has officially crossed a sobering milestone this week, crossing $20 trillion for the first time in history. It’s hard to overestimate the significance of such a massive liability, but with numbers so large, the real-world consequences can be forgotten. What does this number really mean?   For one, the debt held […]

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Will Congress punt on debt limit?

September 6th, 2017 by

The fight over the debt limit and competing priorities has been building for some time, but it looks as though Congressional leaders have come together to put off the fight for several months as part of a package to send federal aid to victims of Hurricane Harvey.   Congressional Democrats said on Wednesday that they […]

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