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    Taxes | PGPF Fiscal Issue Primers

    Each year, some of the revenue the federal government collects comes from various taxes. In 2012, taxpayers paid almost $2.5 trillion, which the government used to partially fund $3.5 trillion worth of spending on Social Security, health care, and other programs in areas such as defense and education. The remainder of spending was funded through deficits.


    40 Years and Counting: The Independent and Effective Congressional Budget Office

    This February marks 40 years since the establishment of the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) — a nonpartisan government agency that provides information to Congress about the budget and economy. Since its inception, CBO has earned a well-deserved reputation as an impartial budget referee, widely respected for its independence and effectiveness in providing information and analysis to lawmakers.



The national debt threatens our economy — but there’s still time to secure our future. Learn more, and ask the 2016 candidates for their fiscal plan.


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