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Sep 26, 2016 | Blog Paper

Factchecking and Live-Tweeting the Presidential Debate

For more than a year, our Fiscal FactCheck project has been honing our expertise in budget, tax, health, and spending policy to evaluate the...
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Accounting For Growth With Trump's Fiscal Plans

Last week, we estimated that Donald Trump's policies would increase ten-year deficits by $5.3 trillion, resulting in debt held by the public...
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Sep 22, 2016 | Blog Paper | Taxes

Clinton Proposes New Taxes to Offset New Proposals

In recent weeks, Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has proposed a series of new tax breaks for small businesses and for parents in...
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Getting Real About Paying For Trump's Tax Plan

Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump announced significant revisions to his tax plan that would reduce its cost by about half, a change...
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Sep 15, 2016 | Blog Paper | Other Spending

Explaining Donald Trump's Penny Plan for Non-Defense Spending

Much of the attention in Thursday's remarks by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has focused on his revised tax plan, but another...
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Sep 7, 2016 | Blog Paper | Other Spending

How Much Would Trump's New Defense Plan Cost?

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump introduced a proposal today to increase defense spending and rebuild the military. Specifically, his...
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Too often, election campaigns are about telling voters what they want to hear rather than what they need to know. To separate fiction from reality, the Fiscal FactCheck series monitors statements made during the 2016 campaign. We are evaluating every claim with fiscal implications made during official presidential debates, to the extent practicable. We are also checking select other fiscal claims said on the campaign trail, with emphasis on those that garner significant media attention. If you feel we ignored a claim that should be addressed, contact us and we will do our best to run the claim through our Fiscal FactCheck.