FISCAL BLOG

The economic impact of the coronavirus has been profound, but it has not been felt equally by all demographic groups.

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As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic took hold, economic activity slowed and tax revenues in most states began to decline.

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Our fiscal situation was already unsustainable, but COVID-19 certainly did not help. Learn how the pandemic compounded our financial challenges in 13 charts.

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While there is no single ideal way to deal with such a complex policy challenge as the pandemic, we can glean insights about how our responses have been working.

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Here's an overview of some of the programs that face impending deadlines or are set to expire soon.

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Four analyses project a more rapid depletion of Social Security trust funds as a result of coronavirus, outpacing previous depletion projections. Get the details.

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The CARES Act Provider Relief Fund aids hospitals and healthcare providers on the front lines of the coronavirus response. Learn how HHS has allocated funding.

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Healthcare workers, providers, and hospitals have been on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, but how has the U.S. government supported the sector? Find out more.

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The increase recorded in the July–September quarter represents a significant rebound in economic activity, but many are cautioning that the recovery is far from complete, and real GDP lags significantly behind pre-pandemic levels.

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With less than a week to go before Election Day, the Financial Times and the Peter G. Peterson Foundation have wrapped up a year-long initiative to track voter sentiment on economic and fiscal issues for the twelve months leading up to the 2020 election.

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What Does the Debt Mean for Our Future?

We all have a responsibility to build a brighter fiscal and economic future for the next generation.

National Debt Clock

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