FISCAL BLOG

Monthly Archive for October 2019

Yesterday, the Federal Reserve announced a decrease in the federal funds rate — the interest rate at which commercial banks lend to each other overnight.

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Growth earlier in the year was spurred by appropriations enacted in early 2018 as well as by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), though the stimulus effects of the latter are fading.

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It may be counterintuitive, but government shutdowns are expensive. They are also bad for the economy.

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The United States currently faces a range of complex challenges including deteriorating infrastructure, a changing climate, and an inadequate system of education.

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Income levels for Americans vary across geography, race, and gender.

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National Debt Clock

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

FISCAL ISSUES ILLUSTRATED

This series of infographics helps put some of today's most pressing fiscal debates in context.