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MEMO: CBO’s Grim Budget Outlook Underscores the Need for Change  

Jan 30, 2019 by AFP

ARLINGTON, Va. – Americans for Prosperity released a policy brief Wednesday detailing the severe consequences of the significant and unaffordable growth in government spending and debt detailed in the newest Congressional Budget Office (CBO) forecast for the federal budget released Monday. In the brief, AFP Senior Policy Fellow Alison Acosta Winters says the report should serves as a “wake-up” call to policy makers looking to massively expand government spending.


AFP Senior Policy Fellow Alison Acosta Winters writes: 

“This should concern every American because at some point soon, taxpayers will be left holding the bag. Beyond the checkbook reality of dollars and cents, the report sends a troubling message for our future well-being. More government spending and higher government debt create barriers to opportunity for Americans across all walks of life, especially younger generations.”

“There is a better way. Policymakers should heed this reminder and seize it as an opportunity to get rid of waste and eliminate corporate welfare that rigs the system in favor of the well-connected at the expense of everyone else. But that will not be enough. They must also rise to the challenge and reshape federal programs so they work better for all Americans – including seniors – and be more affordable for younger generations. The future of our nation depends on it.”

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