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Jul 27, 2016 | Blog Paper | Health Care

Analyzing Clinton's Health and Education Expansions

Democratic presidential nominee and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton recently unveiled expansions of her proposals for higher education and...
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Has President Obama Doubled the National Debt?

While accepting the Republican nomination for president, Donald Trump said, "President Obama has almost doubled our national debt to more than $...
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Jul 22, 2016 | Blog Paper | Taxes

Is the U.S. the Highest Taxed Nation in the World?

As he accepted the Republican nomination for president, Donald Trump stated that “America is one of the highest-taxed countries...
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Jul 11, 2016 | Blog Paper | Economics

Scoring Clinton and Trump with Different Growth Assumptions

In our analysis "Promises and Price Tags: A Fiscal Guide to the 2016 Election," we compared the fiscal effects of the policies proposed by...
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Chartbook: Promises and Price Tags

Below is a new chartbook with the key figures and graphs from our paper, Promises and Price Tags: A Fiscal Guide to the 2016 Election. 

PBS NewsHour Piece on CRFB's Latest Analysis

Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, wrote a column that appeared in PBS NewsHour's Making Sen$e....
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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.