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Amy Klobuchar’s Plan to “Govern with Fiscal Responsibility”

Democratic presidential candidate Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) put forward a Plan for the Future of Work and a Changing Economy in December...
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Feb 7, 2020 | Blog Paper | Health Care

New Infographics on 2020 Candidates' Health Plans

Our recent report, Primary Care: Estimating Leading Democratic Candidates' Health Plans, provides an in-depth analysis and estimates of the health...
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Jan 14, 2020 | Blog Paper | Other Spending

Joe Biden's Preschool and K-12 Education Plan

Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden has proposed his Plan for Educators, Students, and our Future focused on...
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Nov 20, 2019 | Blog Paper

Factchecking and Live-Tweeting the Democratic Presidential Primary Debates

Tonight's Democratic presidential primary debate marks the fifth round of debates of the 2020 campaign and will surely touch on fiscal...
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Nov 7, 2019 | Blog Paper | Social Security

Bernie Sanders's Social Security Expansion Act

Presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) has proposed the Social Security Expansion Act, which would increase Social Security benefits,...
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Oct 23, 2019 | Blog Paper | Health Care

Could Medicare for All be Financed Entirely by Cutting Defense Spending?

Last week, The New York Times published an op-ed entitled “We Don’t Need to Raise Taxes to Have ‘Medicare for All’.” In it, Lindsay Koshgarian,...
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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.