Economy

New Peterson Foundation Poll Finds Voters’ Concern for National Debt Is a “Significant Factor” Heading Into Midterm Election Spotlight
New Peterson Foundation Poll Finds Voters’ Concern for National Debt Is a “Significant Factor” Heading Into Midterm Election
November 2, 2018
by TWN Staff

A new poll released by the Peter G. Peterson Foundation finds the national debt is a driving factor for a majority of Americans. According to the poll, conducted by the bipartisan team of polling firms, Global Strategy Group and North Star Opinion Research, voters of all political persuasions… Read More

Bolton Calls National Debt ‘Economic Threat’ to US Economy
Bolton Calls National Debt ‘Economic Threat’ to US
November 1, 2018
by Christina Paulos

U.S. national security adviser John Bolton called the national debt a “threat to the society” that requires significant cuts to the government’s discretionary spending. Bolton, speaking Wednesday at an event hosted by the Alexander... Read More

Trump Tax Cuts Will Wait Until 2019 if the GOP is Still in Charge, Says Brady Economy
Trump Tax Cuts Will Wait Until 2019 if the GOP is Still in Charge, Says Brady
October 26, 2018
by Christina Paulos

The chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee is appearing to punt President Donald Trump’s new middle class tax cut plan to 2019. Rep. Kevin Brady made clear Friday that the additional 10 percent middle class... Read More

Lin-Manuel Miranda Is Trying to Revive Puerto Rico’s Devastated Coffee Industry Featured
Lin-Manuel Miranda Is Trying to Revive Puerto Rico’s Devastated Coffee Industry
October 26, 2018
by Christina Paulos

Taking a break from conquering Broadway, making movies and writing books, Lin-Manuel Miranda tromped up a muddy slope in Puerto Rico’s highlands on Wednesday assessing his next challenge: helping revive the island’s ailing coffee industry. Read More

Rising Tide Hasn’t Lifted Trump’s Boat Economy
Rising Tide Hasn’t Lifted Trump’s Boat
October 19, 2018
by Christina Paulos

October 19, 2018 By Mark Z. Barabak   Charts on economic outlook under President Trump. Los Angeles Times 2018   RENO, Nev. — When the Great Recession hit, it walloped Nevada like no other state, claiming Corry Castaneda among its many victims. His work remodeling… Read More

Top-Spending Republican Group Says Little About Trump Tax Law in Campaign 2018 Midterms
Top-Spending Republican Group Says Little About Trump Tax Law in Campaign
October 17, 2018
by Christina Paulos

A deep-pocketed Republican group that began the year vowing to focus on the tax overhaul has mentioned the GOP’s signature legislative achievement in just a fraction of its TV ads in 2018, a signal that the issue hasn’t... Read More

McConnell Blames Entitlements, Not GOP, for Rising Deficits In The News
McConnell Blames Entitlements, Not GOP, for Rising Deficits
October 17, 2018
by Christina Paulos

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday blamed rising federal deficits and debt on a bipartisan unwillingness to contain spending on Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security, and said he sees little chance of a major deficit reduction deal while Republicans control Congress and the White House. Read More

The Data Gap in Measuring Alternative Work Economy
The Data Gap in Measuring Alternative Work
October 17, 2018
by TWN Staff

In recent decades, globalization and technological change has disrupted work and accelerated changing dynamics between workers and companies, giving rise to more alternative work arrangements. Read More

Where Have All the Deficit Hawks Gone? Congress
Where Have All the Deficit Hawks Gone?
October 17, 2018
by TWN Staff

Despite all the blustering on the campaign trail about the debt and deficit, this week the Treasury Department announced a fiscal year 2018 deficit of $779 billion. This is the largest deficit since 2012, two years after the... Read More

FULL VIDEO: Arizona Senate Debate 2018 Midterms
FULL VIDEO: Arizona Senate Debate
October 15, 2018
by Christina Paulos

Candidates for Arizona’s U.S. Senate seat, U.S. Representatives Kyrsten Sinema (D) and Martha McSally (R), debated at an event hosted by Arizona PBS and the Arizona Republic in Phoenix. They discussed the Trump administration, tariffs, Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, health care, immigration reform, and the 2017 Republican tax bill. Read More

FULL VIDEO: Virginia 7th Congressional District Debate 2018 Midterms
FULL VIDEO: Virginia 7th Congressional District Debate
October 15, 2018
by TWN Staff

Candidates for Virginia’s 7th Congressional District seat, incumbent Representative Dave Brat (R) and challenger Abigail Spanberger (D), took part in a debate. They discussed the national debt, education funding, immigration, and health care reform. Read More

Trump’s First Annual Budget Deficit Will be Widest Since 1992 Budget
Trump’s First Annual Budget Deficit Will be Widest Since 1992
October 7, 2018
by Christina Paulos

The U.S. budget deficit expanded to an estimated $782 billion in Donald Trump’s first full fiscal year as president, which would be the widest fiscal gap since 2012 when the country was still emerging from the 2007-09 recession. Read More

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