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Topic - Alison Fraser
"After two years of harrowing confrontations in Washington," begins a recent article in the Washington Post, "the national debt is no longer growing out of control and policymakers from President Barack Obama to House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, have rushed to take credit."
Say you're running a business, and you find yourself awash in red ink. You realize it's time to retool your approach, and fast. So you ask two different employees each to come up with a budget. You'll go with whoever writes the best plan.
Debt subject to the legal limit — which includes money owed to federal trust funds such as Social Security's — will swell by $9 trillion, reaching $25 trillion after a decade, notes budget analyst Alison Fraser.
"His signature solution of a premium-support model for Medicare is the hallmark of his budget," writes the Heritage Foundation's Alison Fraser. "Moving to a patient-centered model would free retirees from relying on the unstable and unsustainable government-run Medicare program and restrain costs through competition rather than price-fixing."