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  • The President and Congress Are Fiscal Swamp Monsters

    By Ivan Eland

    All the recent talk in the political media has been about ideological division and partisan rancor, yet the results when progressives and nationalists and Democrats and Republicans agree should also...

  • Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell speaks as U.S. President Donald Trump listens during a Make America Great Again rally in Richmond

    Senate Sends $2.7 Trillion Budget Deal to Trump

    By Michael Rainey

    The Senate on Thursday approved the massive two-year budget deal passed by the House last week. President Trump is expected to sign the bill, which was negotiated by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and...

  • Congress Needs Some Fiscal Rules

    By Veronique de Rugy and Jack Salmon

    Approval ratings for Congress are slumming at 17%. This is nothing new. With the exception of a short-lived patriotic spike following 9/11, it has been going on for decades . Yet this already failing...

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    What the Fed’s Rate Cut Means for the National Debt

    The Federal Reserve cut its benchmark interest rate for the first time since 2008 on Wednesday, lowering the target for its overnight lending rate by a quarter point , to between 2% and 2.25%, in an...

  • A sign marks the U.S Treasury Department in Washington

    Treasury Plans Big Jump in Debt Sales

    By The Fiscal Times Staff

    The U.S. Treasury announced Monday that it plans to borrow more – a lot more – than previously projected in the third quarter. Total borrowing is expected to hit $433 billion in the July-to-September...

  • White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow speaks during a meeting of the Economic Club of New York in New York

    Larry Kudlow Again Says That US Debt Isn’t a Problem

    By Michael Rainey

    Larry Kudlow, director of the National Economic Council, said Tuesday that in his view the $22.5 trillion national debt is not a pressing issue. "I don't see this as a huge problem at all right now...

  • Senator Kamala Harris speaks during the second night of the first U.S. 2020 presidential election Democratic candidates debate in Miami, Florida, U.S.

    Kamala Harris Smacked Down a Question on How to Pay for Progressive Agenda

    Sen. Kamala Harris shook up the Democratic presidential primaries with her debate performance Thursday night. She’s widely seen as the clear winner from the second night of the debates, having...

  • <strong>The biggest risk is losing money in the market.</strong><br/><br/>Over time, it's almost impossible to avoid losing money in the market, even for the best stock picker. But the greater risk is outliving your savings. Unless you expect to die in th

    Zero Interest Rates Ahead?

    By Michael Rainey

    Reflecting on the latest budget projections from the Congressional Budget Office, which show relentlessly rising debt and interest costs over the next 30 years, Bloomberg’s Noah Smith says that one...

  • A cyclist passes the U.S. Capitol in Washington

    Growth of US Debt Slows, but Record Levels Still Ahead

    By Michael Rainey

    The national debt will reach “unprecedented levels” over the next 30 years, according to the new long-term budget outlook released Tuesday by the Congressional Budget Office. Federal outlays will...

  • Is Big Government Making a Comeback?

    By Michael Rainey

    Recognizing a growing hostility toward major social welfare programs, President Bill Clinton famously announced that “the era of big government is over” back in 1996. Twenty years later, Democratic...

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