FISCAL BLOG

Monthly Archive for January 2024

Significant majorities of voters across party lines agree that a commission would strengthen Social Security, lower borrowing costs, and improve our economic outlook.

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Federal programs that invest in children are not only critical to the health and well-being of the youngest Americans, but they can also provide long-term benefits to the nation’s economy.

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The Tax Relief for American Families and Workers Act is estimated to cost about $400 million over 10 years.

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One of the most fundamental responsibilities of the federal government is to set and pass a budget every year, allocating funding towards the nation’s needs and priorities.

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A continuing resolution is a temporary funding measure that Congress can use to fund the federal government for a limited amount of time.

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The deduction of state and local tax payments (known as SALT) from federal income taxes has been a subject of debate among economists and policymakers over the past few years — with significant implications for our budget and fiscal outlook.

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A fiscal commission would provide the space and structure for lawmakers to comprehensively review the entire budget and improve the fiscal path of the U.S.

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On November 10, 2023, Moody’s Investors Service lowered its outlook on the United States’ credit rating from “stable” to “negative.”

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Average income among households in the lowest fifth of the income distribution was $21,900, while income for households in the highest fifth averaged $357,800.

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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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Expert Views: Fiscal Commission

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.