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Reports on the budget and economy:

Changing Expectations: Americans deliberate our nation’s finances and future
An initiative of the Facing Up to Our Nation’s Finances Project. Project partners: The Brookings Institution, The Concord Coalition, The Heritage Foundation, Public Agenda and Viewpoint Learning. Project Sponsors: The Ford Foundation, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, The W.K. Kellogg Foundation. Submitted by Viewpoint Learning, Inc.

The Right Target: Stabilize the Federal Debt
Long-Term Budget Outlook Is Bleak; Requires Major Changes to Programs, Revenues, and Health Care. By Kathy Ruffing, Kris Cox and James R. Horney, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.

Déjà Vu All Over Again: On the Dismal Prospects for the Federal Budget
New estimates of the federal budget outlook over 10-year and long-term horizons under three sets of assumptions: the Congressional Budget Office baseline, an extended policy scenario, and the Administration budget. By Alan Auerbach, Director of the Burch Center for Tax Policy and Public Finance at the University of California, Berkeley and William G. Gale, Senior Fellow, Economic Studies.

A Path to Balance, A Strategy for Realigning the Federal Budget
The path proposed in this paper is a gradual one with an ultimate goal of a fully balanced budget in 2020, an intermediate target for 2014, and benchmarks along the way. By Michael Ettlinger, Michael Linden, and Lauren D. Bazel, Center for American Progress.

Choosing the Nation’s Fiscal Future
Choosing the Nation’s Fiscal Future is the culmination of two years of effort by the National Research Council and National Academy of Public Administration Committee on the Fiscal Future of the United States.  Comprised of experts who represent a diversity of disciplines, a wealth of experience, and a wide range of political and policy views, the Committee members volunteered their time to produce an extraordinary body of work.  The report shows a variety of paths toward a sustainable fiscal future for America.

Fiscal Stewardship Project: Americans Confront the Fiscal Crisis
The Final Report from Concord Coalition Fiscal Advisory Councils, which have been established across the country.

Red Ink Rising: A Call to Action to Stem the Mounting Federal Debt
Report from The Peterson-Pew Commission on Budget Reform.

Videos on the budget and economy:

Fiscal Wake Up Tour Online Video
The Fiscal Wake-Up Tour’s mission is to cut through the usual partisan rhetoric and stimulate a more realistic public dialogue on what we want our nation’s future to look like, along with the required trade-offs. Produced by The Concord Coalition.

National Briefing on our Budget and Economy
Maya MacGuineas, President of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, moderated a panel discussion on April 23, 2010 with four experts, recorded via webcast.

First Meeting of the Fiscal Commission
On Tuesday, April 27, 2010, the President’s Bipartisan Fiscal Commission held its first meeting, watch the full video here. Read prepared testimony from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, Office of Management and Budget Director Peter Orszag, Rudolph G. Penner and Robert D. Reischauer.

Organizations working on economic, budget, and tax issues:

American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research

Bipartisan Policy Center

The Brookings Institution

CATO Institute

Center for American Progress

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

Center for Economic and Policy Research

Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

The Concord Coalition

Economic Policy Institute

The Heritage Foundation

National Academy of Public Administration

Public Agenda

Tax Policy Center

Urban Institute

Government offices focusing on the budget:

Congressional Budget Office

U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO)

White House Office of Management and Budget