Dominant Budget Issue Facing the New President, The

Research Report

Dominant Budget Issue Facing the New President, The

November 27, 2000

Abstract

Senior Fellow Eugene Steuerle makes the case for addressing the retirement of the baby boomers in economic policy sooner, rather than later. Delay, he argues, reduces the chances of long-term structural reform, makes large tax increases almost unavoidable, puts the oldest and most vulnerable of the elderly at greater risk, and invites further price and quantity controls in healthcare.

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