If Robert J. Samuelson had done his homework before concluding that think tanks have failed to push the envelope on government finances, he would have discovered that the Center for American Progress has developed several ideas to address both general revenue shortfalls and looming entitlement challenges. The primary challenges — revenue shortfalls, benefit coverage, and cost explosions, especially in the health care sector — have been addressed in detail by CAP over the past four years, complemented by a broad array of proposals that address a significant share of the challenges lying ahead.

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Christian E. Weller

Senior Fellow