"Without a fiscal policy target to guide decision-making, a presidential budget is nothing more than a random compilation of proposals that may or may not address our nation's fiscal challenges." Concord says. "Having such a goal requires policymakers to set priorities and make the necessary trade-offs."
Other subjects discussed in the issue brief include economic growth projections, the Affordable Care Act, military spending, proposed tax cuts, infrastructure priorities, border enforcement and the federal debt limit.
The full issue brief -- "Twelve Things to Look For in President Trump's First Budget" -- can be found here.
The Concord Coalition is a nonpartisan, grassroots organization dedicated to fiscal responsibility. Since 1992, Concord has worked to educate the public about the causes and consequences of the federal deficit and debt, and to develop realistic solutions for sustainable budgets. For more fiscal news and analysis, visit concordcoalition.org and follow us on Twitter: @ConcordC
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