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Mar 1, 2017 | Blog Paper | Other Spending

Has Debt Gone Down By $12 Billion Since Trump Took Office?

On Twitter, President Trump claimed the national debt decreased by $12 billion during his first month in office, as opposed to increasing during...
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Feb 28, 2017 | Blog Paper | Other Spending

Is Trump Proposing One of the Largest Defense Increases in History?

In his joint address to Congress, President Trump said, "I am sending the Congress a budget that rebuilds the military, eliminates the defense...
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Nov 9, 2016 | Blog Paper

What We Know About President-Elect Trump's Agenda

Donald Trump has won the 2016 presidential election, but what will President-elect Trump's policy agenda be? Throughout the 2016 campaign, we...
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A Lame Duck President in 2017?

by C. Eugene Steuerle, Maya MacGuineas, Tyler Evilsizer, and Caleb Quakenbush This report represents a joint project of the Urban-Brookings Tax...

Interactive Tool: Reforming the Candidates' Fiscal Plans

Our recent in-depth analysis Promises and Price Tags found that the national debt would continue to rise under a Hillary Clinton or a Donald Trump...
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Looking at the Long Term Under the Candidates' Plans

We’ve shown before that neither Hillary Clinton nor Donald Trump would reverse the unsustainable growth of the national debt over the next...
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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.