Critics Still Wrong on What's Driving Deficits in Coming Years

Economic Downturn, Financial Rescues, and Bush-Era Policies Drive the Numbers

Without the economic downturn and the fiscal policies of the previous Administration, the budget would be roughly in balance over the next decade. That would have put the nation on a much sounder footing to address the demographic challenges and the cost pressures in health care that darken the long-run fiscal outlook. Full Story »

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Posted by: Posted by Jon Mitchell - Jun 28, 2010 - 3:58 PM PDT
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by Jon Mitchell - Aug. 4, 2010

This is an extremely helpful and thorough study. It provides its own figures and projections, but it also incorporates (and debunks) the assessments of other studies and organizations.

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by Margaret McGowan - Aug. 4, 2010

Detailed. Lots of data. Not meant for the average reader. Good journalism should summarize and help the average reader understand.

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