Debt & Deficits

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Bipartisan Budget Act Means the Return of Trillion-Dollar Deficits

Lawmakers have passed a budget deal that will increase deficits by $320 billion over a decade or almost $420 billion with interest and sets the stage...
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Budget Deal Would Assure Permanent Trillion-Dollar Deficits

Note (2/9/2018): We have published an update to this blog reflecting passage of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018. It is posted here. Lawmakers...
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Maya MacGuineas: Wake Up: The Current Fiscal Free-for-All is Untenable

Maya MacGuineas is president of the nonpartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and head of the Campaign to Fix the Debt. She...
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President Trump's Fiscal Record So Far

As the first year of the Trump Presidency closes, it is worth taking a look at how the fiscal health of the country has changed since President Trump...
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Q&A: Everything You Should Know About the Debt Ceiling

One issue that must be addressed soon is the federal debt ceiling, which was reinstated on December 9, 2017 at almost $20.5 trillion....
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CRFB's Top 10 Charts of 2017

The year 2017 was a busy time for budget policy as lawmakers considered major legislation dealing with health care and taxes following the...
Dec 20, 2017 | Blog Paper Press Release | Taxes

Marc Goldwein: Debt Matters Even More After Tax Bill's Passage

Marc Goldwein is the Senior Vice President and Senior Policy Director for the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. He recently wrote an...
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Dec 19, 2017 | Blog Paper Press Release | Taxes

Maya MacGuineas: Standing Strong Against Increasing the National Debt

Maya MacGuineas is president of the nonpartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and head of the Campaign to Fix the Debt. She recently...
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The Year-End Debt Dilemma

As the year comes to a close, lawmakers have a number of legislative deadlines and a variety of issues they need or want to address – many of which...

Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles: A Moment of Truth for our Country’s Financial Future

Alan Simpson is a former Republican senator from Wyoming. Erskine Bowles served as chief of staff to President Bill Clinton from 1997 to 1998. They...

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