Fiscal Plans

Ripon Forum Features Simpson-Bowles Plan

Is the Simpson-Bowles plan where the budget debate will eventually end up? The latest edition of the Ripon Forum seems to think so, making the plan the main focus. The Forum explores how Simpson-Bowles or something similar may be the only viable path to get something substantive done on the budget.

One article, written by editor Lou Zickar, states the following about the plan:

Crapo and Simpson Host Discussion on the Federal Debt

This afternoon Senator Mike Crapo (R-ID) and Congressman Mike Simpson (R-ID) will join CRFB President Maya MacGuineas in a public discussion at the the Idaho Statehouse on the "fiscal cliff" and the threat of our rising government debt. Senator Crapo is both a member of the "Gang of Six" and served on the Simpson-Bowles Fiscal Commission, while Rep.

Gregg and Rendell Urge Lawmakers to Fix the Debt

In an op-ed in POLITICO, Campaign to Fix the Debt co-chairs Judd Gregg and Ed Rendell introduce the Campaign and explain its purpose. They start off by laying out where our fiscal state is and where it is heading.

Comparing the Ryan Plan to...the Ryan Plan

There has been much discussion over the "Ryan Plan" since the House Budget Chairman was selected by Governor Romney to be his running-mate. However, there is not just one Ryan plan, but multiple iterations of the Congressman's proposals. They have evolved over time on specifics, although the overall approach has remained clear.

Al Simpson Joins the Announcement Effect Club

The Announcement Effect Club has a new member after this weekend—Fiscal Commission Co-Chair Alan Simpson. Simpson discussed the dangers of the fiscal cliff and the need for deficit reduction in an interview with Neil Cavuto. In particular, Simpson focused on the need for having a long-term plan: the direction and certainty it would provide the country would be very beneficial.

MY VIEW: Judd Gregg

In an op-ed in The Hill, former Sen. Judd Gregg (R-NH) argues that whoever is President next year should eschew the standard President's budget--with its detailed line-by-line policies and numbers--and instead issue a budget submission with a few big policies. As he says:

Bowles and Simpson Announce Campaign to Fix the Debt on CNBC's Squawkbox

Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson appeared alongside Warren Buffett on CNBC's Squawk Box this morning, discussing the need for Congress to pass a comprehensive and sizeable deficit reduction plan. 

How Does Simpson-Bowles Compare to What Europe Is Doing?

As Senator Mark Warner pointed out last week in the Christian Science Monitor, the United States is still in a position where long-term debt reduction is much easier than in several European countries now in fiscal crisis.

CRFB Scores Warren and Brown Campaign Plans

Much of the focus on budget plans has revolved around the two presidential candidates, but Members of Congress have a tremendous impact on the federal budget. In conjuction with the Boston Globe, CRFB's U.S.

President Obama Looks to Extend the Tax Cuts

In a press release today, CRFB examines President Obama's announcement that he will push Congress for one year extension of the 2001/2003/2010 tax cuts for those making less than $250,000. This comes as Republicans in the House move to extend all of the tax cuts for a year with a vote this month.

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