In the last 50 years, when the budget process has been in place, Congress has managed only four times to pass a budget on time.
Years ago, when interest rates were low, calls for the federal government to exercise fiscal restraint were dismissed. That was unwise.
Higher rates lead to more debt, and more debt begets higher rates, and on and on. Get the picture?
Plus: A listener asks whether younger generations are capable of passing reforms to entitlement spending.
Balanced federal budgets aren’t even considered as a possibility.
Many politicians offer a simplified view of the world—one in which government interventions are all benefits and no costs. That couldn't be further from the truth.
Projections of huge savings are making the rounds. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Last year, Biden was trying to take credit for "the largest drop ever" in the federal budget deficit. Now, the deficit is almost three times as large as it was a year ago.
Unlike the Education Department's estimates, a CBO analysis considers how the new rules will encourage more students to take out loans they won't be able to pay back.
If Republicans refuse to gore their three sacred cows, a new CBO report shows that balancing the budget is literally impossible.
Krugman sees benefit cuts as "a choice" but believes that implementing a massive tax increase on American employers and workers would be "of course" no big deal.
The Congressional Budget Office projects that future deficits will explode. But there's a way out.
Dissecting the president's misleading claims about falling deficits
The president is trying to claim credit for falling deficits. Actually, his administration has overseen a $2.4 trillion increase in the long-term deficit.
New CBO report shows that the longer Congress waits to deal with the debt, the bigger the problem becomes.
Enough with the budget gimmicks. It's time for Democrats to admit that Biden's proposal is a long, long way from being fully paid for.
The Congressional Budget Office's analysis of the bill is unlikely to prevent its passage through the House. A vote could happen later tonight.
The Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill Will Add More Than $250 Billion to the Deficit. Does Anyone Care?
A CBO report that might have sunk legislation in an earlier era was greeted with a bipartisan shrug.
Even without further spending increases, the Congressional Budget Office projects that the national debt will hit 107 percent of GDP in 2023.
The Congressional Budget Office warns that higher levels of debt will slow economic growth significantly in the years ahead.
The Congressional Budget Office says the deficit will hit $3.3 trillion this year. The national debt will exceed the size of America's gross domestic product for the first time since the end of World War II.
Remember when $1 trillion annual deficits were worryingly large? Last month’s budget gap was $864 billion.
The coronavirus is going to crater tax revenues and hike spending. And the Congressional Budget Office says the deficit was going to exceed $1 trillion even before all that.
Having failed to be fiscally responsible when it would have been relatively easier, our elected officials will now likely hike spending even further.
The Congressional Budget Office says 17 million workers will see higher paychecks, but the poorest and least skilled are likely to be left out.
The national debt will hit 140 percent of GDP before the end of the 2040s, and that's the optimistic scenario.
Unless we make some big changes, things won't get much better.
At this rate we'll get there before the end of the century.
Larry Kudlow says President Trump's agenda has been reducing federal budget deficits, but CBO estimates say otherwise.
Entitlement spending, health care costs, and the GOP tax legislation will drive up the debt.
The Congressional Budget Office is about to release a report. Spoiler alert: It won't be pretty.
New CBO Report Says House-Passed Health Care Plan Would Leave 23 Million More Uninsured, Cut $119 Billion Off Federal Deficit
It would leave slightly fewer people without insurance coverage than under the original version of the bill, but would trim less from the federal deficit.