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    Taxes | PGPF Fiscal Issue Primers

    Each year, some of the revenue the federal government collects comes from various taxes. In 2012, taxpayers paid almost $2.5 trillion, which the government used to partially fund $3.5 trillion worth of spending on Social Security, health care, and other programs in areas such as defense and education. The remainder of spending was funded through deficits.


    https://www.pgpf.org/budget-basics/taxes-primer

    Press Releases & Statements

    Post-Shutdown Poll: Majority of Democrats and Republicans Would Support Policies They Disagree With In Order to Achieve a Long-term Fiscal Solution

    Following the recent government shutdown and debt ceiling standoff, and as the Budget Conference Committee gathers, a new poll released today finds that a majority of voters in both parties are willing to give ground on key issues in order to achieve a much desired, long-term fiscal solution.


    https://www.pgpf.org/press-release/post-shutdown-poll-majority-of-democrats-and-republicans-would-support-policies-they-disagree-with-in-order-to-achieve-a-long-term-fiscal-solution

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    Peter G. Peterson Foundation and POLITICO Present "Morning Money" Breakfast Briefing, Featuring House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer

    Chief Economic Correspondent, Ben White. Congressman Steny Hoyer, the House Democratic Whip and a key leader on fiscal issues, will share his perspective on the range of challenges facing Congress this fall.


    https://www.pgpf.org/press-release/peter-g-peterson-foundation-and-politico-present-morning-money-breakfast-briefing-featuring-house-minority-whip-steny-hoyer

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    College Students Launch Campaigns Across the Country to Activate a New Generation on the Nation's Fiscal Challenges

    As part of the Up to Us initiative, student teams at various colleges and universities are kicking off competing campaigns designed to educate their peers on the effects of the nation's rising debt and motivate action in Washington on fiscal issues.


    https://www.pgpf.org/press-release/college-students-launch-campaigns-across-the-country-to-activate-a-new-generation-on-the-nations-fiscal-challenges

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