Foundation

Issue Brief 

Creating a Consistent, Commonsense Benchmark Through a Current Policy Baseline

by Demian Brady / /

The way that CBO develops its current law baseline presents an inaccurate portrayal of federal receipts and expenditures.


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Blog 

Senate Budget Resolution Is a Positive Step for Tax & Spending Reform

by Demian Brady / /

The Senate's budget resolution would lock in tax reform and spending restraint on a path to a balanced budget.
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Blog 

Bipartisan Solutions Needed to Correct Course on the National Debt

by Ari Boosalis / /

With the national debt looming around $20 trillion, the NTUF has identified the main structural problems and has recommended policy changes as a result.
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Research 

The Numbers Behind Social Security's Impending Insolvency

by Spencer Woody / /

Before suggestions can be made on how to change Social Security, an explanation on the magnitude of the problem must be the first step.
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Research 

The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015: By the Numbers

by Demian Brady / /

CBO has released a cost estimate for the new Bipartisan Budget Act hammered out between outgoing House Speaker John Boehner, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, and the Obama Admin
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Commentary 

The Deal and the Debt

by Demian Brady / /

According to the latest estimate, the Treasury will have less than $30 billion in cash on hand no later than November 3rd. Which means that it will have run out of options to avoid the statutory debt ceiling. Since earlier this year, the bean counters at
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Research 

How Much Could Be Saved By Slowing Medicaid's Growth to 3 Percent?

by Demian Brady / /

Ohio Governor John Kasich faced some controversy for the way he pushed through an expansion of Medicaid enrollment in the Buckeye State. Under the Affordable Care Act, states that expand Medicaid will receive a 100 percent match from the federal governmen
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Blog 

October 1 Marks New Fiscal Year & 200 Days Since Debt Limit Reached

by Demian Brady / /

Thursday October 1 is not only the start of the new Fiscal Year, it will also mark the passage of the fifth straight year that none of the regular appropriations bills have been passed into law. The last time the entire budget was passed without use of an
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