FISCAL BLOG

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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A range of coverage & analysis looking at what this news means for America's long-term fiscal outlook

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The outlook for the federal budget has worsened considerably since last year.

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The Fiscal Response to the Coronavirus

Here’s everything Congress has done to respond to the coronavirus so far.

National Debt Clock

See the latest numbers and learn more about the causes of our high and rising debt.