Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

2016 Campaign

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Governing through Leadership: Steps to Secure Our Fiscal Future

A Memorandum to President-Elect Donald J. Trump    TO: President-Elect Donald J. Trump  FROM:  ...
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Trump Will Face Highest Debt-to-GDP Ratio of Any New President Since Truman

When President-elect Donald Trump takes the oath of office on January 20, 2017, debt as a share of the economy will be higher than at the start of...
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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...

Marc Goldwein: These 5 Supposed Fixes for Social Security Won’t Solve Its Problems

Marc Goldwein is the senior vice president and senior policy director of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. He recently wrote an op-ed...
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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...

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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Maya MacGuineas: Neither Candidate Has Any Real Plan for Our National Debt

Maya MacGuineas is president of the nonpartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and head of the Campaign to Fix the Debt. She recently...

Paul A. Volcker & Peter G. Peterson: Ignoring the Debt Problem

Peter G. Peterson is the founder and chairman of the Pete G. Peterson Foundation and a board member of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget...
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How Clinton and Trump Could Affect Economic Growth

Recently, the Tax Policy Center (TPC) estimated the economic impact of Hillary Clinton's and Donald Trump's tax plans, finding that both...

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