FISCAL BLOG

Monthly Archive for November 2016

Tax expenditures cost the government about $1.5 trillion each year, more than the budget of any agency or major spending program, including Social Security, Medicare, and the Department of Defense.

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A new report from Ernst & Young examines the U.S. government’s current financial situation.

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Now that the hard-fought election is over, lawmakers face a series of pressing fiscal and budgetary issues in the New Year. America’s leaders have an opportunity to show leadership in early 2017 by addressing the nation’s long-term fiscal challenges.

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A newly updated report, prepared by Ernst & Young (EY) for the Peter G. Peterson Foundation, reexamines the federal government’s long-term fiscal outlook through the “fiscal gap” measure.

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Voters' Fiscal Guide 2020

Your fiscal and economic headquarters for the 2020 election.

National Debt Clock

See the latest numbers and learn more about the causes of our high and rising debt.