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The Big Picture on America’s Fiscal Crisis II. How Urgent?

My last post, “The Big Picture on America’s Fiscal Crisis” explains, according to the political scientist James Piereson, why three very difficult contemporary problems: 336 more words

Jack Heidel

The Big Picture on America’s Fiscal Crisis

The political scientist, James Piereson, categorizes U.S. history, after the founding years, into three primary periods:

  • A Democratic-expansionist regime from 1800 to 1860 which dissolved in the midst of the slavery and secession crisis.
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Jack Heidel

Thursday Numbers

Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful. – Albert Schweitzer… 785 more words

Jon Tester

The Simple Solution to America's Deteriorating Fiscal Outlook

The Congressional Budget Office has just released its new 10-year fiscal forecast and the numbers are getting worse.

Most people are focusing on the fact that the deficit is rising rather than falling and that annual government borrowing will again climb above $1 trillion by 2022. 551 more words

Fiscal Policy

The Argument for a Balanced Budget Amendment: a Summary

Ever since the end of World War II the strength of the United States has guaranteed world order and stability. As Americans we are especially fortunate to live in such a strong, free and prosperous nation.  342 more words

Jack Heidel

Setting Up a Balanced Budget Amendment to the U.S. Constitution

I have made the case in several recent posts, herehere, and here, as to why we need a Balanced Budget Amendment to the U.S. 340 more words

Jack Heidel

CBO Warns Of Increased Deficits If Trump Elected

WASHINGTON – (CT&P) – The Congressional Budget Office released a statement this morning which warned that there would be grave economic consequences if Donald Trump gains the White House. 263 more words