Fiscal Policy

Debt Limit Debate


Why the federal debt must be a top priority for the 2016 presidential candidates

November 18, 2015, Robert L. Bixby and Maya MacGuineas

One issue above all others that remains a problem and should transcend partisan agendas is the unsustainable projected growth of the federal debt, write Bob Bixby of the Concord Coalition and Maya MacGuineas of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. They warn that while candidates “may be tempted to conclude that our fiscal problems are behind us, that would be a mistake."

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