Browsing articles tagged with "mercatus center Archives - Coalition to Reduce Spending"

How can we reform Social Security?

The scholars at the Mercatus Center have some suggestions. They’ve issued a new white paper discussing the various qualities a successful reform of Social Security would have. According to recent data from the Congressional Budget Office, Social Security (along with Medicare and Medicaid) spending will account for half of the federal budget by 2036. That’s […] Read More >>

Why everything must be on the table

Among those who understand government has a severe spending problem, there are considerable differences on what exact spending should be reduced. For a long time the focus has been on eliminating government waste, “porkbarrel” projects and earmarks. The spotlight has recently begun to shine on unsustainable entitlement spending (Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid). Still others […] Read More >>

A Guide to Understanding the U.S. Government Debt and Deficits

There are a lot of terms and questions being thrown around in the media, on blogs, and in the conversations we have with friends and family about the national debt. What is deficit spending? What is the national debt? How is that different from debt held by the public? Why does government debt matter anyway? […] Read More >>