Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

Fiscal FactCheck

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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
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Is Deficit Reduction Code for Austerity, Which Will Harm the Economy?

Some policymakers and commentators have conflated calls for deficit reduction with calls for austerity.

Can We Solve Our Debt Situation by Cutting Waste, Fraud, Abuse, Earmarks, and/or Foreign Aid?

When asked how they will fix the debt, many candidates may point to seemingly painless solutions such as reducing fraud, ending earmarks, or cuttin
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With Deficits Falling, Our Debt Problems are Behind Us

Since the Great Recession, the deficit has fallen by about two-thirds, from $1.4 trillion in 2009 to $485 billion in 2014, a fact that some have us
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Is There No Harm in Waiting to Solve Our Debt Problems?

Another debt myth is that even if the long-term debt outlook is a problem, there is no need to address the debt now – it can be dealt with la

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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