The Solutions Initiative

Six leading think tanks offer their plans for addressing U.S. budget challenges.

May 25, 2011

Introduction: Policy teams from six groups – the American Enterprise Institute, the Bipartisan Policy Center, the Center for American Progress, the Economic Policy Institute, The Heritage Foundation, and the Roosevelt Institute Campus Network (representing the perspective of younger Americans) – each provided a comprehensive budget plan to resolve the nation’s looming fiscal crises.

An excerpt from the summary of the initiative:

Over the past year, people from across the political spectrum have acknowledged America’s unsustainable long-term fiscal challenges and are beginning to discuss solutions. As the report of the bipartisan Bowles-Simpson commission stated, “The era of debt denial is over, and there can be no turning back.” Today, the public is beginning to demand honest talk about difficult choices and shared sacrifices.

Read the full summary here, and the full report here


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