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Fiscal Responsibility

Our country has a spending problem, and tackling deficits and debt starts with controlling spending.

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We work to keep spending in the headlines and in the minds of everyday Americans whose futures are at risk.


Formers Reps: Time to Deal with the Fiscal Crisis

December 1st, 2018 by

Writing today in Times Union, two former Representatives sound the alarm on the issue of our time. At first glance, all seems well with our national economy. Gross domestic product growth is exceeding 3 percent and wages are rising. Companies report strong earnings. Unemployment is at 50-year lows. The stock market, while volatile, is near record highs. […]

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Budget process reform moves forward?

November 13th, 2018 by

Coming out of a long electoral cycle, some in Congress are still at work on some of the systemic issues plaguing federal budgeting. Now, it appears that at least a little progress is on its way. Budget Chair Rep. Steve Womack said Friday that the Joint Select Committee on Budget Process Reform should approve reform […]

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US on track to spend more on debt than defense

November 11th, 2018 by

Wall Street Journal reports today on a troubling, but altogether expected trend in spending and debt: In the past decade, U.S. debt held by the public has risen to $15.9 trillion from $5.1 trillion, but financing all of that debt hasn’t been a problem. Low inflation and strong global demand for safe U.S. Treasury bonds […]

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