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Oct 19, 2016 | Blog Paper | Taxes

Would Clinton Double Some People's Taxes?

During the third presidential debate on October 19, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said about Hillary Clinton's tax plan, "Her...
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Oct 19, 2016 | Blog Paper

Let's Have a Real Debate

Cross-posted on the Fix the Debt blog The first two presidential debates offered a lot of drama but little substance. So the final debate...
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Will Obamacare Be One of the Biggest Line Items in the Budget?

During the second presidential debate on October 9, Donald Trump said in response to a question about the Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare...
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Oct 6, 2016 | Blog Paper | Taxes

Is Clinton's Tax Increase One of the Largest in History?

In addition to a statement about his tax cut during the first presidential debate in late September, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump...
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Clinton & Trump: Where Will Our Debt Be in 10 Years?

Our recent report Promises and Price Tags: A Preliminary Update estimated that both major party presidential candidates' proposals would add to...
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Sep 26, 2016 | Blog Paper | Taxes

Is Trump's Tax Cut the Largest Since Reagan?

During the first Presidential debate on September 26, Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump said "my tax cut is the biggest since...
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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.