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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

    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

    Press Releases & Statements

    PGPF Poll Shows Americans Believe Government Shutdown, Debt Ceiling Fights Threaten the Economy

    A new poll released today and commissioned by the Peter G. Peterson Foundation finds that American voters are deeply concerned that upcoming fights over the debt ceiling and a possible government shutdown will harm the economy.


    https://www.pgpf.org/press-release/peter-g-peterson-foundation-poll-shows-americans-believe-government-shutdown-debt-ceiling-fights-threaten-the-economy

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.