Fiscal New Year Support
The fiscal year is over and the numbers are in.
As of the end of fiscal year 2016, the United States owes $19.57 trillion in gross federal debt. That's too much, and it's growing too fast, which is the non-partisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget works every day to educate the public and our policymakers about the fiscal challenges we face.
But we can't do it without your help.
Please consider supporting our work with a recurring tax-deductible gift of $19.57 per month, just one one-trillionth of the national debt!
With your generous contribution, we will be able to continue our important analysis, education, and outreach efforts.
Or please consider making a one-time tax-deductible gift:
Last fiscal year, the Social Security program ran a deficit of about $65 billion. Help us promote Social Security solvency to avoid a 21% across-the-board benefit cut.
Last fiscal year, the United States government added $135,000 to the debt every 3 seconds. Help us slow this debt accumulation.
Last fiscal year, the government spent $284 billion on interest payments on publicly held debt; these payments are projected to roughly triple over the next decade. Help us prevent interest from being the fastest growing share of the budget.
Last fiscal year, the federal government ran a $588 billion budget deficit – and rising deficits are projected to reach $1 trillion by 2024. Help us defend against rising deficits.
Last fiscal year, the federal government spent $3.856 trillion and raised too little revenue to cover the costs. Help us work to control or fund rising budgetary costs.
We appreciate your support in helping us ring in a more fiscally sustainable new year.
Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget is a 501(c)(3) organization and your gift is tax deductible.