Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget


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CBO Economic Forecast Sees Major Headwinds Facing Growth

Predicting what the economy will look like over the next 30 years is no easy task, but the assumptions in the Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO)...
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Don't Count on 4% Growth

During the campaign, President-elect Trump frequently claimed his policies would grow the economy by 4 percent per year, also mentioning growth...
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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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Running on Empty? Fiscal Space and the Next Recession

The national debt increased dramatically during and after the Great Recession, rising from 35 percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2007 to 66...
Hillary Clinton & Donald Trump

Scoring Clinton and Trump with Different Growth Assumptions

In our analysis "Promises and Price Tags: A Fiscal Guide to the 2016 Election," we compared the fiscal effects of the policies proposed by...
Senator Cruz

Adding Up Senator Cruz's Campaign Proposals So Far

Update, 3/8/16: Since this analysis was posted, the Tax Policy Center added an additional policy of Sen. Cruz’s tax plan to their analysis...
Feb 13, 2016 | Blog Paper Press Release

Adding Up Donald Trump's Campaign Proposals So Far

NOTE: This is an archive version of this analysis and contains out-of-date estimates. The most up-to-date analysis can be found here: http://...
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Report: Analysis of CBO’s January 2016 Budget and Economic Outlook

  The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its January Budget and Economic Outlook, today, adding more detail to a brief summary released...
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Interest Rates Continue to Fall in CBO's Forecast

CBO’s latest budget baseline projects ten-year deficit numbers to be slightly smaller than previously estimated, despite the passage of...