Balancing the Budget

Balancing the Budget

Congress needs to drive down government spending to achieve a balanced budget. It can happen by reforming entitlement programs, maintaining a strong national defense, and without raising taxes.

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Blueprint for Balance: A Federal Budget for Fiscal Year 2018

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Causes of the Federal Government’s Unsustainable Spending

Paul Winfree

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The Heritage Foundation

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A Social Security Primer for the New Administration: Reform Needed Now

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Balancing the Budget

While Congress cannot solve everything at once, it can and must take opportunities through the annual budget and appropriations process to make a down payment of putting the government’s finances back in order. They can do this by immediately reducing discretionary spending and taking meaningful steps to reduce mandatory spending by reforming those programs.