Entitlements

This year, more than two-thirds of all federal spending will go toward automatic, mandatory programs and interest payments that are non-negotiable in the federal budget.

Three of these programs—Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security—are on a path to bankruptcy and will consume a greater share of the federal budget with each passing year.

Without reform, these automatic spending programs—the main drivers of runaway federal debt—represent the greatest threat to the economic future of our country.

Something must be done now.

There are many places to start. For instance, auditors identified $125 billion in improper overpayments within entitlement programs in 2014 alone. Congress must eliminate this waste.

But that’s just a start. Politicians must find other places to act, and fast. Failure to do so will hamstring the economy—and harm the American people—for generations to come.


Mar 16, 2017

White House Budget Proposal Step in the Right Direction

Arlington, VA — The White House today released its budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2018. In it, the administration outlines its plan to rein in an ever-expanding federal bureaucracy, reduce out-of…

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Dec 22, 2016

Obama Poised to Preside Over Slowest Economic Growth Since Eisenhower

Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce released its third and final estimate of gross domestic product (GDP) for the third quarter of 2016, announcing that the U.S. economy expanded at…

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Nov 29, 2016

Despite Strong Quarterly Growth, Economy Continues to Struggle

Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce released its second estimate of gross domestic product (GDP) for the third quarter of 2016, announcing that the U.S. economy expanded at an annualized…

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Aug 26, 2016

Slowest Second Quarter Growth in Three Years (Q2 Preliminary Estimate)

Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce released its second estimate of gross domestic product for the second quarter of 2016, announcing that the U.S. economy expanded at an annual rate…

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Jun 14, 2016

Stop, Cut & Fix Would be a Win For the Economy and the Taxpayer

In an op-ed for The Hill, Freedom Partners Senior Policy Advisor Andy Koenig explains how the Stop, Cut & Fix proposal would put America back on the road towards fiscal sanity…

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Jun 13, 2016

Freedom Partners Unveils Stop, Cut & Fix: A Plan to Reduce Spending and Provide Economic Certainty

Today, Freedom Partners and a coalition of four other groups released Stop Cut & Fix – a responsible appropriations plan that would cut spending and provide economic certainty. Stop Cut & Fix is…

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Jun 13, 2016

U.S. Fiscal Outlook Worse than Standard Forecasts Show

Debt to Double in 15 years: Using data from CBO’s long term outlook and 10-year budget projections and applying a more realistic set of assumptions about future Congressional actions shows…

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Jun 07, 2016

Ohio Obamacare CO-OP Collapses Leaving 22,000 to Find New Coverage

Only ten of the original 24 Affordable Care Act Consumer-Oriented-and-Operated Plans (CO-OPs) remain after Ohio’s CO-OP health plan, InHealth Mutual, announced that it will shut down…

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May 12, 2016

Federal Judge Rules that Obamacare “Cost-Sharing” Bailout of Insurers “Violates the Constitution”

One of the massive taxpayer-funded bailouts occurring under Obamacare is not only reckless and unaffordable, but in violation of the Constitution as well — according to a federal judge. Today, Judge Rosemary…

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Apr 15, 2016

Your Personal Share of Federal Debt is Higher than Time Magazine Wants You to Believe

The latest cover of Time Magazine says that each American owes $42,998.12 as their personal share of the federal debt, which they say weighs in at $13.9 trillion dollars…

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