FISCAL BLOG

Part of the problem when discussing America’s long-term debt is that it is often confused with short-term deficits.

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Projections of the long-term budget outlook have deteriorated significantly since last year, largely stemming from the “tax extenders” legislation enacted at the end of 2015.

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The number one financial worry for Americans is having enough money for retirement — and for good reason.

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The next president will face complex fiscal and economic realities.

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The United States collects less revenue as a share of GDP than several other high-income countries, including Japan, Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, and France.

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Major tax expenditures tend to benefit high income taxpayers more than lower income groups.

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Viewed in aggregate, our tax system is generally progressive.

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79% agree that a presidential candidate from their party should make the debt one of the top 3 priorities of his or her campaign.

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Soaring from $255 billion in 2016 to $830 billion in 2026.

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Today, Up to Us kicks off at colleges and universities across the country, with three weeks of creative and thought-provoking non-partisan campaigns to raise awareness and inspire action on America’s unsustainable long-term fiscal path.

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Ten Year Report

A decade of work addressing America's fiscal challenges to secure a healthy, growing economy.

FISCAL ISSUES ILLUSTRATED

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