FISCAL BLOG

Monthly Archive for April 2016

The FCI Value for April 2016 is 49 (100 is neutral), indicating voters’ desire to see candidates during this year's election season put forward plans to address our long-term fiscal challenges.

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The United States collects less revenue as a share of GDP than several other high-income countries, including Japan, Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, and France.

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Major tax expenditures tend to benefit high income taxpayers more than lower income groups.

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Viewed in aggregate, our tax system is generally progressive.

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PGPF has released the April 2016 update for its Chart Pack, Selected Charts on the Long-Term Fiscal Challenges of the United States. Download the Pack in PDF format and visit the PGPF Charts Archive to browse all of the Foundation's originally-researched charts, graphs, and tables. (Feel free to use/reproduce, with attribution to "Peter G. Peterson Foundation" along with the pgpf.org hyperlink.)

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COALITION FOR FISCAL AND NATIONAL SECURITY

A new statement urging policymakers to stabilize our national debt and renew and rebalance our national security strategies.

THE TAX REFORM OPPORTUNITY

Video: Our tax code is complex, unfair, and insufficient. Learn more about the opportunity we have to reform and improve tax policy.