FISCAL BLOG

Monthly Archive for December 2022

Interest rates on Treasury securities are rising faster than most economists anticipated earlier in the year, with potentially serious consequences for the nation’s fiscal position.

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The treatment of carried interest continues to be one of the most controversial elements of the U.S. tax code.

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Average income among households in the lowest fifth of the income distribution was $23,800, while income for households in the highest fifth averaged $332,100.

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Just eight actions over the past two years will add an estimated $2.3 trillion to deficits between 2021 and 2031.

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These charts tell the fiscal story of 2022 — looking back at how our fiscal situation deteriorated over the past year and what challenges lie ahead.

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Mounting federal debt can cause interest rates to rise significantly, according to a new report released by the American Enterprise Institute (AEI).

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Expert Views: Inflation, Interest & the National Debt

We asked experts with diverse views from across the political spectrum to share their perspectives.

National Debt Clock

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