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House and Senate prepare to move ahead on 2018 Budget

October 5th, 2017 by

This week, the House and Senate have been crafting their drafts of a 2018 budget resolution, but the two chambers still have a ways to go in order to reach an agreement.   The House budget seeks to cut Medicare and Medicaid by $473 billion and $1 trillion over the next decade, respectively. In addition, it […]

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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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