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POLITICO Morning Money Breakfast Briefing with Congressman Patrick McHenry

Breakfast Briefing

Join PGPF and Ben White of POLITICO's Morning Money on Wednesday, November 19 (tomorrow) at 8AM ET for a new Breakfast Briefing interview. White will be speaking with Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-NC) on the intersection of Washington and Wall Street.

Visit PGPF's Breakfast Briefing page for more information and to watch the live webcast tomorrow morning, as well as archived video after the event. You can also follow their discussion on Twitter via @POLITICOEvents and tweet questions using hashtag #MorningMoney.

 

 

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National ad campaign: "More"

With the election over, the PGPF today announced a $1 million national ad campaign called "More", which will air on leading Sunday morning shows and cable news channels. The new campaign highlights the key opportunity lawmakers have to address our nation’s unsustainable long-term debt in order to help ensure more economic growth, now and in the future.

Watch the 30-second ad and read the press release, which includes comments from Foundation President & COO Michael A. Peterson.

 

 

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November 2014 PGPF Chart Pack

PGPF has released its new Chart Pack update for November 2014, Selected Charts on the Long-Term Fiscal Challenges of the United States. Download the Pack in PDF format and visit the PGPF Charts Archive to browse all of the Foundation's originally-researched charts, graphs, and tables. (Feel free to use/reproduce, with attribution to "Peter G. Peterson Foundation" along with the pgpf.org hyperlink.)

The PGPF Chart Pack illustrates that budget-making involves many competing priorities, limited resources, and complex issues. In this set of 22 charts, the Foundation frames the financial condition and fiscal outlook of the U.S. government within a broad economic, political, and demographic context.

 
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Election 2014 poll: 82% of voters say long-term national debt factors into their vote

An overwhelming majority of Americans — 82 percent — say the long-term national debt is an important factor when it comes to deciding how they will vote in the November midterm elections, according to a new poll released today by the Peter G. Peterson Foundation. The Election 2014 Poll survey, prepared by polling firms Global Strategy Group and North Star Opinion Research, finds strong support among Republican, Democratic and Independent voters for Congressional candidates who have a plan to reduce the long-term debt in order to strengthen the economy.

Click here for the polling memo, and read the full press release which includes comments on the Election 2014 Poll results from PGPF President & COO Michael A. Peterson.

 

 

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Fiscal Confidence Index: October 2014 results

PGPF today released the latest Fiscal Confidence Index survey results for October 2014. This month's FCI Value is 49, a sign that a clear majority of Americans continue to say more focus should be devoted to addressing the country's fiscal future.

Comments from Peterson Foundation President & COO Michael A. Peterson on the FCI results:

"As voters head to the polls, they are looking for their leaders to commit to addressing our nation’s long-term fiscal outlook. Americans recognize the need to address our fiscal foundation in order to ensure a growing and prosperous economy, and they want their elected leaders to act."

See the full results for October, and read this month's press release which includes the survey questions and polling response breakdowns.

 

 

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Michael A. Peterson on budget results for FY2014

Michael A. Peterson, President and COO of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation, commented today following the release of budget results for fiscal year 2014 by Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew and Office of Management and Budget Director Shaun Donovan:

"Today’s report confirming that current deficits have improved is good news, and presents an opportunity for policymakers to address our still dangerous long-term fiscal outlook. As the country thankfully moves beyond the Great Recession and a damaging series of self-inflicted fiscal crises, it is time for lawmakers to work together on a comprehensive plan to stabilize the debt over the long term, which will boost economic confidence and help continue the recovery."

Click here for the full statement. For more of PGPF's statements and press releases, click here.

 
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October 2014 PGPF Chart Pack

PGPF has released its new Chart Pack update for October, Selected Charts on the Long-Term Fiscal Challenges of the United States. Download the Pack in PDF format and visit the PGPF Charts Archive to browse all of the Foundation's originally-researched charts, graphs, and tables. (Feel free to use/reproduce, with attribution to "Peter G. Peterson Foundation" along with the pgpf.org hyperlink.)

The PGPF Chart Pack illustrates that budget-making involves many competing priorities, limited resources, and complex issues. In this set of 22 charts, the Foundation frames the financial condition and fiscal outlook of the U.S. government within a broad economic, political, and demographic context.

 
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Fiscal Confidence Index: September 2014 results

PGPF today released the latest Fiscal Confidence Index survey results for September 2014. September's FCI Value is 41, a sign that Americans want to see more action from their leaders in Washington ahead of November's mid-term elections.

PGPF President & COO Michael A. Peterson commented on the new FCI results:

"Voters understand that putting our fiscal house in order is vital to securing economic prosperity and growth, and are calling for our leaders to address the nation’s long-term fiscal challenges. As they head to the polls, voters are sending a strong message to their elected leaders about the critical importance of securing our fiscal and economic future."

See the full results for September, and read this month's press release which includes the survey questions and polling response breakdowns.

 

 

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Infographic: fiscal health leads to economic strength

Check out the latest PGPF infographic, based on the Foundation's recent survey about the economic impact of the national debt. An overwhelming majority of voters (91%) feel that a stable fiscal foundation will lead to growth; 8 in 10 say addressing the long-term debt will improve economic mobility and opportunity for all Americans.

See the full Fiscal Health infographic, and find the complete library of PGPF's infographics here.

 
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PGPF analysis: Welcome Back, Congress

Welcome back, Congress! As lawmakers return to the Capitol following August recess, they face a range of fiscal and economic issues in the near- and medium-term, including appropriations for fiscal year 2015, expired and expiring tax provisions, the Medicare "Doc Fix" and the Debt Ceiling coming back in play in early 2015. PGPF takes a look at Congress’ to-do list — against that backdrop of CBO’s latest look at our fiscal condition — in a new analysis.

 

 

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