Donald Trump

Donald Trump, an American businessman, politician, television personality, and author, will be the 45th President of the United States after winning the electoral college on November 8, 2016. His running mate and Indiana governor Mike Pence will be the vice president.

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The Fiscal State of Play

Some commentators have made the argument that our nation’s fiscal challenges are not particularly large. So what is the fiscal state of play?...

Maya MacGuineas: Debate Questions But No Real Answers on National Debt, Social Security

Maya MacGuineas, president of the nonpartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and head of the Campaign to Fix the Debt, analyzed the vice...
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Oct 6, 2016 | Blog Paper Press Release | Taxes

Is Clinton's Tax Increase One of the Largest in History?

In addition to a statement about his tax cut during the first presidential debate in late September, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump...
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Clinton & Trump: Where Will Our Debt Be in 10 Years?

Our recent report Promises and Price Tags: A Preliminary Update estimated that both major party presidential candidates' proposals would add to...
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Sep 26, 2016 | Blog Paper Press Release | Taxes

Is Trump's Tax Cut the Largest Since Reagan?

During the first Presidential debate on September 26, Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump said "my tax cut is the biggest since...
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Accounting For Growth With Trump's Fiscal Plans

Last week, we estimated that Donald Trump's policies would increase ten-year deficits by $5.3 trillion, resulting in debt held by the public...
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Promises and Price Tags: An Update

Update: On November 2, 2016, we added an appendix to this update that summarizes the policies that the candidates have released.  The next...
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Getting Real About Paying For Trump's Tax Plan

Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump announced significant revisions to his tax plan that would reduce its cost by about half, a change...
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Explaining Donald Trump's Penny Plan for Non-Defense Spending

Much of the attention in Thursday's remarks by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has focused on his revised tax plan, but another...
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Sep 15, 2016 | Blog Paper Press Release | Taxes

Statement by Maya MacGuineas on Donald Trump's New Tax Plan

Donald Trump laid out the details of a new tax plan today. His campaign estimates it will cost $4.4 trillion, about half of the $9.25 trillion that...

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