Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

Fiscal FactCheck

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Can We Fix the Debt Solely by Cutting Welfare Spending?

Some candidates may suggest that we can fix the debt simply by cutting welfare spending, but there is not enough spending in this category to reali
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Aug 6, 2015 | Blog Paper Press Release | Taxes

Can We Dramatically Lower Tax Rates by Closing a Few Egregious Loopholes?

Candidates who propose tax reform plans that are revenue-neutral may suggest that the cost of tax rate reductions can be offset by closing egregiou
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Aug 6, 2015 | Blog Paper Press Release | Taxes

Can We Fix the Debt Solely by Taxing the Top 1 Percent?

A popular suggestion is that raising taxes only on high earners (for example, the top one percent – households that make above roughly $435,000 ann

Are Medicare and Social Security Earned Benefits that Should Not Be Touched?

Although Social Security and Medicare are two of the fastest growing programs in the budget, many argue against making adjustments to these program
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Will Repealing “Obamacare” Fix the Debt?

Some candidates may propose to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as “Obamacare,” in order to solve the fiscal situation.
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Aug 6, 2015 | Blog Paper Press Release | Taxes

Do Tax Cuts Pay For Themselves?

Some advocates of tax cuts have suggested such cuts will not lose revenue since they will spur economic growth and thus produce enough additional t

A Quick Take on Governor Christie's Entitlement Plan

This morning, Governor Chris Christie (R-NJ) delivered an important speech in New Hampshire on the need for entitlement reform. The speech not only...

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