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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

    Blog Posts

    Peterson-FT Economic Monitor Tracks 12 Months of Voter Views on Economy, Fiscal Outlook and Coronavirus

    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.


    https://www.pgpf.org/blog/2020/10/peterson-ft-economic-monitor-tracks-12-months-of-voter-views-on-economy-fiscal-outlook-and-coronavirus

Understanding the Coronavirus Crisis

Key fiscal and economic indicators as the nation responds and recovers.

National Debt Clock

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