FISCAL BLOG

The decline in purchasing power has important implications for the federal budget and our nation’s infrastructure, and has led some to call for a new effort to address the gas tax.

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Significant damage was done to America’s fiscal outlook over the past year.

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Programs that millions of Americans depend on and care about may be feeling a squeeze from interest costs on our high and rising national debt.

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The dust has barely settled on the midterm elections, but there are a number of key fiscal issues not only facing the current Congress in coming weeks, but also awaiting the new Congress, which will convene in early 2019.

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Seven in ten voters from across the political spectrum say the record national debt will be an important factor in their vote for Congress in next week’s Midterm Elections, according to a new poll.

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Last year's tax cuts have had significant implications for the federal budget, our economy, and every family and business in the country.

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Revenues in 2018 didn’t even keep up with inflation, much less growth in nominal gross domestic product.

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Growth over the next few years is expected to slow as the recent fiscal stimulus wanes.

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The International Monetary Fund warns that U.S. debt levels pose a risk for future economic growth and fiscal stability.

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Trillion-dollar annual deficits not seen since the Great Recession are expected to return as soon as next year, and when that happens, American taxpayers will be paying an average of $1 billion per day in interest costs on the national debt.

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FISCAL ISSUES ILLUSTRATED

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

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