This week on Facing the Future we took a step back from the day-to-day budget battles in Washington to consider the overall fiscal outlook. Our guest was Brian Riedl, a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, who recently published a comprehensive chart book on federal spending, taxes and deficits. Among the questions we discussed were: What is driving CBO’s projected $112 trillion deficit over 30 years, and why the deficit could top $3 trillion yet again within a decade? Later, Concord Coalition Chief Economist Steve Robinson joined me and Gorman for an update on developments in Washington, including the short-term ($480 billion) bipartisan compromise to lift the debt limit.
Inflation: Here Today, Here Tomorrow?
Plowing Through the ’Wintry Mix’ on Jobs Report
The 1992 Tsongas Campaign and the Birth of the Concord Coalition
As 2021 Comes to a Close, Unfinished Business Dominates 2022 Congressional Agenda
The Vital Role of Immigration
Political dysfunction confronts inflation and debt
Keeping an Eye on COVID and the Debt Limit
New Health Benefits, But For How Long?
If Your Taxes Go Up, Will You Know It?
Can the Democrats Message ”Yes”
Building Back Better Bang for the Buck
Democratic Supply-side Economics
A Wealth of Tax Problems
A Reality Check on Reconciliation
Can Democrats Reconcile on Reconciliation?
Cutting it Close on Shutdown and Default
The Arrhythmia of Federal Finances
Don‘t Forget Social Security and Medicare Challenges
Negotiating Infrastructure as Concord Hits the Road
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