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Discretionary Spending and the CR

Congress may pass a continuing resolution or “CR” to keep discretionary programs operating when the new fiscal year begins on October 1, 2015...

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Medicare and Medicaid Turn 50

The Medicare trust fund will become insolvent in 2030 – harming America’s seniors. At the same time, Medicaid, along with Medicare, Social Security, and...

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Mandatory Spending Grows Over Time

This type of mandatory spending – otherwise known as autopilot spending – has grown from 1/3 of all spending 50 years ago to 2/3 today and is on pace to...

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