FISCAL BLOG

Other than during the recent recession caused by the financial crisis and its aftermath, the U.S. government has never witnessed deficits that exceeded $1 trillion.

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SNAP is the largest federal program aimed at combating hunger and food insecurity among low-income Americans.

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Income levels for Americans vary across geography, race, and gender.

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Child poverty reduced the size of the U.S. economy by an estimated $1 trillion dollars, or 5.4 percent of gross domestic product, in 2015, according to a new study.

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Recent research has found that Social Security is more effective at reducing poverty than previously believed. Without income from Social Security, two thirds of the elderly would be considered poor.

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Capital gains are taxed at a lower marginal rate than ordinary income, but the value of that sale is not currently adjusted for inflation.

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It may be counterintuitive, but government shutdowns are expensive. They are also bad for the economy.

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Many Americans, young and old, may be confused by the complex set of issues that comprise how the government raises revenues and allocates them.

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The rising costs of prescription drugs and their effect on Medicare could have serious consequences on our healthcare system and our nation’s long-term fiscal well-being.

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As summer turns to fall, members of the United States House of Representatives and Senate return to Washington D.C. to face a number of important policy decisions and deadlines.

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Why Fiscal Issues Matter in the 2018 Election

This election season is a critical opportunity for candidates to talk to voters about solutions to put us on a better path.

FISCAL ISSUES ILLUSTRATED

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