Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

Debt & Deficits

How Low Could Debt Go?

We talked last week about several policies making their first appearance in the Pre

Deficit Reduction Proposals in the President's Last Budget

Tomorrow, President Obama will release his FY2015 budget, which will detail his visions and priorities for the upcoming years.

Why Did the Deficit Drop in 2014? Part 2

At the beginning of the month, the Congressional Budget Office

Why Did the Deficit Fall in 2014?

Yesterday, the Congressional Budget Office released

How Much Worse are Deficit Projections?

Yesterday, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) reported a

Report: Analysis of CBO’s 2014 Budget and Economic Outlook

Note: The paper's mention of the change in deficits from 2015 to 2024 has been corrected.
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Has the Deficit Been Cut in Half?

Last night, President Obama gave his State of the Union address to Congress, which mentioned fiscal policy on a several occasions.

Growth and Deficit Reduction Are Not Incompatible

Yesterday in an interview on CNBC's Squawkbox, former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers chimed in aga

GAO Explains the Debt

The Government Accountability Office, the investigative arm of Congress, posted a short educational video explaining the national debt today.