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    Year-End FCI Remains Low; Americans Remain Consistently Concerned about Nation's Fiscal Outlook Throughout 2013

    NEW YORK — The Peter G. Peterson Foundation’s final Fiscal Confidence Index for 2013 shows that American voters hold deep concerns about the nation’s long-term fiscal health, continuing a consistent 12-month trend.


    https://www.pgpf.org/polling-result/year-end-peter-g-peterson-foundation-fiscal-confidence-index-remains-low-americans-remain-consistently-concerned-about-nations-fiscal-outlook-throughout-2013

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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

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