FISCAL BLOG

The concentration of income toward high earners has become more pronounced over the last 36 years.

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CBO reports that the fiscal outlook is dramatically worse than it was last year, primarily due to the fiscally irresponsible tax legislation and budget deal that were enacted within the past few months.

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On March 15, 2018 the federal government passed an unfortunate milestone: $21 trillion dollars in gross federal debt.

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The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will lower revenues significantly and made changes to both tax rates and bracket widths.

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There are separate limits on the amount of funding that can be provided for defense and nondefense purposes through the appropriation process.

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Proposed work requirements would be a major change in the way that Medicaid works, and would have important implications for the program, its beneficiaries, and the federal budget.

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What is the Children’s Health Insurance Program? How it is financed? Who benefits from it?

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These charts illustrate some of the biggest fiscal policy stories from 2017.

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Congress has a proven track record of extending tax provisions without paying for them.

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Piling on more debt can harm our economy by crowding out private investment, reducing our fiscal flexibility, increasing the risk of a sharp jump in interest rates, and lowering confidence and certainty.

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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.