FISCAL BLOG

The nation’s high and rising levels of debt can affect economic growth and pose a number of risks.

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The depletion dates for Social Security and Medicare’s Trust Funds are rapidly approaching.

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The fiscal path of the U.S. government is currently unsustainable because the ratio of debt held by the public as a percent of GDP is rising.

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Defense spending by the United States accounted for nearly 40 percent of military expenditures by countries around the world in 2022.

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The percentage of income that Americans pay in taxes can vary widely and depend on many factors.

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This piece examines spending on veterans within the budget and outlines the factors that have pushed it higher in recent years.

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Compared to historical trends and other advanced economies, corporate tax revenues in the United States are low.

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Many options exist to reduce the imbalance between spending and revenues, including additional taxes on wealthier Americans.

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Healthcare spending in the United States totaled 18.3 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) in 2021.

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The United States has one of the most expensive health systems in the world.

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Expert Views: Fiscal Commission

We asked experts with diverse views from across the political spectrum to share their perspectives.

National Debt Clock

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