Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

Papers | August 2015

View our recurring reports, which summarize and analyze the most important regular federal budget releases and reports.
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Aug 25, 2015 | Budgets & Projections

Report: Analysis of CBO’s Updated Budget and Economic Outlook August 2015

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) today released its updated budget and economic projections for the coming decade, showing that while short-term...
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The Gathering Storm: Fiscal Clouds Amass This Fall

In early 2015, the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget (CRFB) warned of the upcoming Fiscal Speed Bumps, explaining “...
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Aug 13, 2015 | Social Security

Debunking 8 Social Security Myths on Its 80th Birthday

August 14 marks the 80th birthday of the Social Security program, which was established in the Social Security Act of 1935. Over the...
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Fiscal FactCheck: 16 Budget Myths to Watch Out For in the 2016 Campaign

Update: The original version of this paper had a mathematical typo, saying that Medicare beneficiaries get, on average, 350% more out of the...