US Budget Watch 2020

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Would Medicare for All Require a Middle-Class Tax Hike?

With several 2020 presidential candidates endorsing a move to single-payer health care (Medicare for All), there is an ongoing debate over whether...

Fact Checking Medicare for All Claims from the Fourth Democratic Primary Debate

During the fourth Democratic primary debate of the 2020 presidential election cycle, former Vice President Joe Biden and South Bend, Indiana Mayor...
Oct 1, 2019 | Blog Paper Press Release | Taxes

Kamala Harris's LIFT the Middle Class Act

Democratic presidential candidate Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) has called for giving a $3,000 per person ($6,000 per couple) refundable tax credit...

Marjorie Margolies: When will the 2020 presidential candidates be asked about America’s debt?

Marjorie Margolies is president of Women’s Campaign International and a member of the board of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. ...
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Elizabeth Warren's Higher Education Plan

In April, 2020 presidential candidate Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) unveiled a plan for “universal free public college and cancellation of student...

After the 2020 Election, Fiscal Challenges Await

The winner of the 2020 presidential election will begin his or her term facing a daunting fiscal situation. High deficits and debt, depleting trust...

Tim Penny & David Minge: Debating 2020 Democrats should not ignore our exploding debt

Tim Penny is co-chair and David Minge is a board member of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. Both are former representatives from the...
Jul 10, 2019 | Blog Paper Press Release | Taxes

Are There $1.6 Trillion in Tax Loopholes?

Former Vice President and 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden told the Rainbow PUSH Coalition Convention on June 28 that the tax code contains $1.6...
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Jun 27, 2019 | Blog Paper Press Release | Taxes

Would a 10% VAT Pay for a $1,000 per Month UBI?

During the first 2020 Democratic presidential primary debate, candidate Andrew Yang claimed that his Universal Basic Income (UBI) proposal of $1,000...

US Budget Watch 2020 Will Hold Candidates Accountable for Their Fiscal Promises

For Immediate Release The nonpartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget launched its US Budget Watch 2020 project Wednesday, an initiative...

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