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.


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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