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US Budget Watch 2020

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Comparing President Trump’s Record to His 2016 Agenda

During the 2016 campaign, US Budget Watch estimated that then-candidate Donald Trump’s proposed agenda would add $4.6 trillion to budget deficits...
Aug 31, 2020 | Blog Paper | Health Care

Understanding Joe Biden's 2020 Health Care Plan

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Aug 27, 2020 | Blog Paper | Taxes

Would Joe Biden Significantly Raise Taxes on Middle Class Americans?

During the 2020 Republican National Convention, several speakers claimed that Democratic nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden would...
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Apr 7, 2020 | Blog Paper | Economics

Bernie Sanders's Coronavirus Relief Package

Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) released his Priorities for the Next Coronavirus Relief Package , a plan to build on...
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Mar 3, 2020 | Blog Paper | Taxes

How Much Does a Payroll Tax Holiday Cost?

President Trump tweeted support for a one-year payroll tax cut Monday evening, saying: The Democrats in the House should propose a very simple one...
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Feb 28, 2020 | Blog Paper | Other Spending| Taxes

Pete Buttigieg's Climate Change Plan

Democratic presidential candidate and former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg has proposed a climate change plan with an end goal of getting...
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Too often, election campaigns are about telling voters what they want to hear rather than what they need to know. US Budget Watch 2020 will bring information and accountability to the 2020 presidential campaign by analyzing candidates' proposals, factchecking their claims, and scoring the fiscal cost of their agendas.

By injecting an impartial, fact-based approach into the national conversation, US Budget Watch 2020 will help voters to better understand the implications of the candidates' policies and encourage candidates to be tranparent in showing how their promises will ultimately be paid for.

In the 2016 election, our work culminated in Promises and Price Tags, our comprehensive scores of the 2016 general election presidential candidates, garnering significant media attention.