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Only a comprehensive plan will fix the debt

Antonio R. Villaraigosa / News November 25, 2013

The needless government shutdown and the almost-catastrophic default showdown should have taught our elected leaders in Washington some lessons. Among these is that what’s good for the goose isn’t always good for the gander: a handful of anti-government, Tea Party…

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Yes, There’s Hope for a Big Budget Deal

Alice M. Rivlin, Pete V. Domenici / News November 22, 2013

Conventional wisdom about the outcome of the Budget Conference Committee – co-chaired by House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan, a Republican, and Senate Budget Committee Chairwoman Patty Murray, a Democrat – is that nothing much will happen. At best, they will…

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Murray Weighs In on Tax Debate in Response to Baucus and Hatch

/ News July 30, 2013

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., may not have replied to the letter seeking input on a tax code overhaul from the Finance Committee leaders, but one of his most trusted lieutenants certainly did. In a six-page letter dated July…

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Congress must restore food aid to poor Americans

/ News July 4, 2012

For decades, SNAP has enjoyed strong bipartisan support nationally and here in California because of its effectiveness in ensuring the poorest and hungriest people in our nation can put food on the table. SNAP is targeted to the most vulnerable…

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Reforming an Antiquated Tax Code

Ben Ritz / Blog November 3, 2016

Stabilizing the debt at its current share of the economy using only spending cuts would require at least an 8-percent reduction below current spending levels.

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A Bipartisan Approach to America’s Fiscal Future

The health of the U.S. economy will be damaged if we do not fundamentally alter the current trajectory of federal debt.

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Tax Reform: Marginal Rates, Incentives, and More

Economy / Research February 28, 2014

While political disagreement remains over the level of revenue that the tax code should produce, leaders on both sides of the aisle have indicated support for tax reform that would broaden the tax base and reduce rates

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Domenici-Rivlin Debt Reduction Task Force Plan 2.0

Economy / Research December 3, 2012

In 2010, BPC convened a Debt Reduction Task Force of former elected officials and experienced citizens from across the political spectrum with the goal of addressing the projected explosion of federal debt.

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CBO Director: Done Right, Sequester Relief Can Bolster Economy

Ben Ritz / Blog August 13, 2015

Both defense and non-defense discretionary spending are already projected to shrink to historically low levels and are not the primary drivers of deficits.

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Restoring America’s Future

Economy / Research November 17, 2010

The final report of the Domenici-Rivlin Debt Reduction Task Force

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