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Three-Fifths of This Year's Deficit is Policymakers' Fault

The budget deficit will be almost $900 billion this year according to projections from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). By our estimates, 60...
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Analysis of the President’s FY 2020 Budget

The Trump Administration released its Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 budget proposal today, outlining the President’s tax and spending priorities over the...
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An Overview of the President's FY 2020 Budget

Moments ago, President Trump released his Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 budget proposals, outlining his tax and spending proposals for the next decade. We...
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What We’d Like to See in President Trump’s FY 2020 Budget

Reports suggest the Trump administration will release its FY 2020 budget in two parts, beginning next week. With debt at post-war record highs,...
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Play Debt-O During State of the Union 2019!

President Donald Trump will give his second State of the Union address tonight at 9 p.m. ET. CRFB will be live tweeting the speech, providing...
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Leon Panetta: Five Lessons that Never Seem to Be Learned from Shutting Down the Government

Leon Panetta is co-chair of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, former budget director and White House chief of staff under...
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Are Defense and Disasters Causing the Deficit Increase?

When asked about the increasing deficit, President Trump yesterday pointed to defense spending increases and disaster relief. While both of...
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Maya MacGuineas: National Debt is About to Roar Back to Life as a Pressing Issue

Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, published an op-ed with CNN. An excerpt is below. As a result of...
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New White House Report Shows Deficit Projections Have Doubled

For Immediate Release The White House Office of Management and Budget released its annual mid-session review Friday, updating deficit projections in...
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CBO’s Analysis of the President’s FY 2019 Budget

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its estimate of the President’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 budget using its own assumptions to evaluate the...

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