Lawmakers should pursue policies that don’t make our fiscal outlook even worse.
The federal budget deficit rose to $666 billion for fiscal year 2017 — an increase of around $80 billion from the previous year.
Lawmakers unveiled a tax overhaul framework recently, outlining a number of changes to individual and corporate taxes.
There are three concepts that relate to how we measure poverty: the poverty rate, poverty thresholds, and poverty guidelines. Each concept has different uses and is important for different reasons.