FISCAL BLOG

Monthly Archive for April 2020

The decrease in GDP in the first quarter was driven by a decline in consumption and investment.

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The new numbers demonstrate the severe economic damage and significant fiscal implications of this unprecedented crisis.

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The recent outbreak of COVID-19 has caused a severe public health crisis as well as substantial economic disruption for every American.

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Social Security and Medicare are facing serious financial difficulty in the near future.

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Here are four charts on who has been affected by the economic fallout from coronavirus pandemic.

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High healthcare spending is not necessarily a bad thing, especially if it leads to better health outcomes. However, that is not the case in the United States.

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As the United States borrows a significant amount of money to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, let’s take a closer look at a few key characteristics of Treasury borrowing that can affect its budgetary cost.

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Compared to historical trends and other advanced economies, corporate tax revenues in the United States are at very low levels.

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The Fiscal Response to the Coronavirus

Here’s everything Congress has done to respond to the coronavirus so far.

National Debt Clock

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