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A Check-Up on the Government’s Fiscal Health

After 6 years of declining deficits, the federal deficit increased to $587 billion in 2016 and U.S. debt held by the public stood at about $14.2 trillion at the end of 2016. 422 weitere Wörter


Why Federal Deficits Are Not Always Bad

The federal government’s balance sheet is not like that of a private citizen’s, it shouldn’t always be balanced. There are certain times when running a deficit may be the best course of action. 450 weitere Wörter


Email #43, Subject: preventing the budget office from doing its job?

I’m reading the rules package you voted for on the first day of the new Congress.

  1. 25: “The Director of the Congressional Budget Office shall … prepare an estimate of whether a bill … would cause … a net increase in direct spending in excess of $5,000,000,000 in any of the 4 consecutive 10 fiscal year periods….”
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Trump’s Plan to Close the Trade Deficit with China

From Acting Man, by MN Gordon

Rags to Riches

Jack Ma is an amiable fellow.  Back in 1994, while visiting the United States he decided to give that newfangled internet thing a whirl.  1.140 weitere Wörter


Plugging phoney deficits does no good!

We have become fixated with phoney pension deficits, now a British pension consultancy is suggesting we can plug phoney deficits with real money, the dividends that support „other people’s pensions. 1.217 weitere Wörter


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Advocacy and the "Iron Triangle" of Deficit Reduction

This week, Washington was all about confirmation hearings and repealing the Affordable Care Act. Both will continue during the upcoming shortened week (MLK’s birthday is Monday and the Inauguration on Friday is a federal holiday in the DC area). 430 weitere Wörter

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