What You Should Know About the Budget Outlook

Research Report

What You Should Know About the Budget Outlook

February 8, 2013

Abstract

The Congressional Budget Office released its latest Budget and Economic Outlook earlier this week. As always, the Outlook provides insight into the fiscal status of the federal government. The Outlook shows that, while we do not face an imminent budget crisis, we are not out of the woods. The 10-year budget outlook remains tenuous. Even if seemingly everything goes right in economic terms and in political terms we are still on the edge of dangerously high debt and deficit levels with little room to spare.

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