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 examined both candidates' proposals with significant fiscal implications and explained the details through our Fiscal FactCheck project.
Now that the campaign is over, our eyes turn to Trump's plans. As proposed on the campaign trail, they are far from fiscally responsible.
Assessing Overall Fiscal Impact:
- Promises and Price Tags: An Update, our main analysis that estimated Trump's plans would add $5.3 trillion to the debt over a decade and increase debt to 105 percent of Gross Domestic Product.
- Clinton & Trump: Where Will Our Debt Be in 10 Years?, showing the debt in dollars under both candidates.
- Looking at the Long Term Under the Candidates' Plans; over the next 20 years, we project Trump's policies would add almost $16 trillion to the debt.
Gaming Out Different Scenarios of Policy Changes and Economic Growth:
- Interactive Tool: Reforming the Candidates' Fiscal Plans
- What Would Clinton and Trump Need to Do to Address the Debt Along with their Policy Agendas?
- How Clinton and Trump Could Affect Economic Growth
- Accounting for Growth With Trump's Fiscal Plans
Explaining Individual Policies:
- Our report, Promises & Price Tags, has an appendix summarizing all of Trump's positions with significant fiscal implications:
- Getting Real About Paying For Trump's Tax Plan
- Explaining Donald Trump's Penny Plan for Non-Defense Spending
- How Much Would Trump's New Defense Plan Cost?
- Analysis of Donald Trump's Health Care Plan
- Donald Trump's Treasury Buyback Plan
Selected Fiscal FactChecks:
- Could Negotiating Medicare Drug Prices Save $300 Billion Per Year?
- Would Reducing Fraud Make Social Security Solvent?
- Could Ending Common Core Significantly Reduce Federal Spending?
Now that the election is over, the hard work of governing begins. We look forward to working with President-elect Trump and the newly elected Congress to improve our nation's fiscal future.