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These 3 Parts of the Budget Explain 87% of Spending Growth

The Congressional Budget Office's (CBO) latest baseline shows that deficits and debt are rising unsustainably, driven by the failure of revenue...
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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...

Maya MacGuineas: How to Keep the Government Running When Lawmakers Fail To Do Their Job

Maya MacGuineas is president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and head of the Campaign to Fix the Debt. She recently wrote an ...

The Two Factors That Explain the Improvement in the Budget Outlook

This year's Congressional Budget Office (CBO) budget outlook was a slight improvement over last April's, although it still shows a...

CBO: Debt-to-GDP Will Double in Three Decades

CBO’s latest baseline projected that current law debt will rise rapidly from today’s post-war record-high levels over the next decade. Buried...

Erskine Bowles: Americans are being left behind. Here's how we fix it.

Erskine Bowles served as chief of staff to President Bill Clinton from 1997 to 1998 and is a member of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget...

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