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Mike Murphy and Steve Richardson: Our bitter polarization won’t end with the election

Mike Murphy is the director of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget's FixUS initiative. He recently wrote an opinion piece...
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Maya MacGuineas: The debt is huge because Trump kept his promises

Maya MacGuineas is president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and head of the Campaign to Fix the Debt. She recently wrote an ...

Janet Yellen and Jared Bernstein: The Senate Is on Vacation While Americans Starve

Janet Yellen is a Distinguished Fellow in Residence with the Economic Studies Program at the Brookings Institution, a former Chair of the Feder
Dave McCurdy

Dave McCurdy: Horn leading the way on fixing nation's budget

Dave McCurdy is a former Democratic member of Congress representing Oklahoma’s 4th District and member of the Committee for a Responsible

Marc Goldwein: A Way Forward on Unemployment Benefits

Marc Goldwein is senior vice president and senior policy director of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget.
James Jones

James Jones: Pandemic Isn't an Excuse for Reckless Spending

The signature accomplishment of the Trump administration, the 2017 tax cuts, greatly reduced federal revenue. Lawmakers simultaneously increased...
Charles Stenholm

Charlie Stenholm: We will have to face rising national debt

Charlie Stenholm is a senior policy advisor at Olsson Frank Weeda, P.C., and a member of the Committee for a Resonsible Federal Budget.

Eugene Steuerle: This is not your grandfather's debt problem

Now that the covid-19 crisis has produced predictions that we soon will reach a debt-to-GDP ratio previously seen only once before — during...

Tim Penny: Pandemic-related federal aid: Make it fast, but also make it prudent

The reason to maintain fiscal order during a strong economy is to make room for a robust fiscal response during times of crisis. Looking back, it’s...
Robert Reischauer

Robert Reischauer and Charles Blahous: Letter from Former Trustees of Social Security and Medicare

The 2020 annual reports of the Social Security and Medicare trustees underscore the increasingly urgent need for legislative...

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