Brief A Budget We Can Believe In
Memo to President Barack Obama
Robert Bixby, William Galston, Ron Haskins, Julia B. Isaacs, Maya MacGuineas, Will Marshall, Pietro Nivola, Rudolph G. Penner, Robert D. Reischauer, Alice M. Rivlin, Isabel V. Sawhill, C. Eugene Steuerle
Display Date
Download Report
(72.62 KB)

Two former directors of the Congressional Budget Office now at the Urban Institute join scholars from other organizations in a memo advising President Obama on how to balance the nations short- and long-term economic needs. To reduce escalating future deficits without endangering near-term recovery, the authors recommendations include action to stem the growth of Social Security and Medicare.
Research Areas Economic mobility and inequality
Tags Fiscal policy