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Jun 29, 2018 | Blog Paper | Taxes| Economics

The Deficit Is Not "Coming Down Rapidly"

This morning, White House National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow appeared on Fox Business and made the following claim (emphasis added...
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Jun 21, 2018 | Blog Paper | Other Spending

Did the U.S. Really Spend $7 Trillion on Middle Eastern Wars?

In a roundtable in Minnesota yesterday, President Donald Trump claimed "we have $7 trillion in the Middle East", a rephrasing of his previous claims...
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Jun 7, 2018 | Blog Paper | Other Spending

Does the Rescissions Bill Cut $15 Billion in Spending?

The President recently updated and revised his request to rescind some spending, removing some cuts from the proposal and clarifying others. The...
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May 15, 2018 | Blog Paper | Health Care

Does the Rescissions Bill Undermine Children's Health Care?

Many have criticized President Trump's $15 billion rescission package for cutting the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). For instance, a...
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Apr 20, 2018 | Blog Paper | Taxes| Economics

Is CBO "Always Wrong" Because It Doesn't Understand Growth?

In dismissing projected trillion-dollar deficits, National Economic Council director Larry Kudlow recently claimed that one should "never believe the...
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Apr 11, 2018 | Blog Paper | Taxes

Factchecking the Senate Budget Committee Hearing with CBO

At least two claims in Wednesday's Senate Budget Committee hearing with Congressional Budget Office (CBO) Director Keith Hall merit fact checking....
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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.