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Above the Fold Debt and Deficit

Federal spending continues to grow because of mandatory spending.
Federal spending rose 5%, driven largely by “mandatory spending” like Social Security and Medicare.
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Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump

It's an issue that affects the strength of our economy and the financial security of each American. So why have we heard so little about it?

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Lieutenant Dan shows up to work on Forrest Gump's shrimpin' boat.

Just as President Obama's "Fairness Economy" doctrine hasn't made a dent in inequality, neither will Clinton's proposed policies.

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Central bankers and monetary theorists have long known the ability to influence economic activity was sometimes powerful, sometimes limited.

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A man waves a Greek flag in Athens, Greece.
The Greek government is prosecuting Andreas Georgiou for producing sound economic data.
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Unfortunately, that is one thing Washington is good at pursuing – and the economy suffers.

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The next administration and the next Congress need to do significantly better.

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Why are businesses holding back? Excess capacity, excess regulation, and excess political uncertainty.

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