Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

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May 17, 2016 | Other Spending

Christmas for the Pentagon Is Early This Year: Statement by Maya MacGuineas

The defense authorization bill reported by the House Armed Services Committee would funnel $23 billion of war funds to the Pentagon for basic...
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Apr 11, 2016 | Health Care

Fact Sheet: How much money could Medicare save by negotiating prescription drug prices?

How much does Medicare Part D cost? Medicare Part D, which covers prescription drugs for the elderly, spent $62 billion last calendar year...
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Mar 15, 2016 | Social Security

Fact Sheet: How much waste, fraud, and abuse is there in Social Security?

• The Social Security Trustees estimate that reducing benefits to restore solvency would require an immediate 16.4 percent benefit cut –...
Mar 1, 2016 | Economics

Fact Sheet: How Much Can the Economy Grow?

Since faster economic growth would represent a boon for wages and the fiscal situation, a number of Presidential candidates have been promising or...
Feb 23, 2016 | Budget Process

Pathway to a Responsible Federal Budget

Today, the independent Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget (CRFB) released a set of principles for the fiscal year 2017 budget resolution...