Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

FY 2016 Budget

Social Security

The President’s Social Security Proposals

The President proposed last week, through his FY 2016 budget, a number of proposals to reform Social Security in small ways, including measures to...

President's Budget Proposes to Completely Wind Down War Spending

President Obama sent a letter to Congress yesterday asking for a formal three-year authorization for a campaign against ISIS. At the same time,...

The Case for "Mindful Austerity"

In a commentary published on Monday, the Wall Street Journal’s Greg Ip wrote about President Obama’s budget and the declaration that it...

Dispelling Common Myths in the SSDI Debate

The President's FY 2016 Budget last week proposed dealing with the upcoming Fiscal Speed Bump of the exhaustion of the Social Security Disability...

The President's Budget Stabilizes Debt Over the Long Term...Maybe

In addition to showing estimates over the next ten years, the President's budget includes in its lengthy Analytical Perspectives section a 25-year...

PAYGO Kudos to the President's Budget

The President's budget follows the important budget principle of PAYGO, responsibly identifying tax and spending offsets sufficient to pay for new...

What Will CBO Say About the President’s Budget?

The President's budget would put debt on a very slight downward path over the next ten years, but that is by the Office of Management and Budget...

No, the President's Budget Doesn't Meet Simpson-Bowles Targets

In touting the low deficits in the President's budget, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest claimed that by reducing the deficit below 3 percent...

The President's Approach to the Sequester

October 1 of this year marks the beginning of fiscal year (FY) 2016 and the return of the sequester on discretionary (appropriated) spending. No...

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