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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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    Can a New Congress — and a Divided Government — Make Progress on Fiscal Challenges?

    The 116th Congress also marks a return to divided government with the Senate controlled by Republicans and the House by Democrats. This new landscape in Washington means there is both a requirement and a valuable opportunity for lawmakers to work together on fiscal solutions.


    https://www.pgpf.org/blog/2019/01/Can-a-New-Congress-and-a-Divided-Government-Make-Progress-on-Fiscal-Challenges

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