Long-Term Outlook Series 2013

We Need More Than $13 Trillion in Deficit Reduction Over the Next 20 Years

In light of CBO's updated long-term projections, and our subsequent CRFB Realistic Long-Term Projections, CRFB has taken a fresh look at the minimum...

Introducing CRFB's Latest Long-Term Realistic Baseline

The release of the Congressional Budget Office's (CBO) Long-Term Budget Outlook is one of the big events in the budget world, and we'd like to think...

CBO: A Growing Debt Burden Is a Risky Path to Be On

Continuing with CRFB's analysis of CBO's latest long-term budget projections, we now turn our attention to one of the central themes throughout CBO's...

Interest Costs in CBO's Long-Term Projections

As part of our blog series on CBO's recent long-term budget and economic projections, we now turn our focus to the fastest growing part of the...

CBO: Social Security Looks Much Worse Than We Thought

Although some argue that policymakers can wait to solve our long-term entitlement problems, CBO's recent Long-Term Budget Outlook suggests otherwise...

CBO Still Unsure Whether Recent Health Care Slowdown Means Lower Long-Term Growth

Update: The second graph has been corrected to show the correct year for each line.It is no secret that the growth of federal health care...

What Do High Debt Levels Do To Our Economy?

Politicians and economists have long talked about the negative effects of an accumulating national debt, but cannot always quantify their position....

What Happened to the Alternative Fiscal Scenario?

Update: CBO has now released its official Alternative Fiscal Scenario estimates (tab 6 of the Excel). They find that debt reaches 165 percent of GDP...

CRFB's Breakdown of the Long-Term Outlook

CBO's Long-Term Budget Outlook is a sizeable 126-page document with tons of facts and figures, and an accompanying spreadsheet with even more data....