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Aug 6, 2015 | Blog Paper Press Release | Taxes

Do Tax Cuts Pay For Themselves?

Some advocates of tax cuts have suggested such cuts will not lose revenue since they will spur economic growth and thus produce enough additional tax...
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Is Deficit Reduction Code for Austerity, Which Will Harm the Economy?

Some policymakers and commentators have conflated calls for deficit reduction with calls for austerity. It is true that some countries have enacted...

Can We Solve Our Debt Situation by Cutting Waste, Fraud, Abuse, Earmarks, and/or Foreign Aid?

When asked how they will fix the debt, many candidates may point to seemingly painless solutions such as reducing fraud, ending earmarks, or cutting...
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With Deficits Falling, Our Debt Problems are Behind Us

Since the Great Recession, the deficit has fallen by about two-thirds, from $1.4 trillion in 2009 to $485 billion in 2014, a fact that some have used...
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Is There No Harm in Waiting to Solve Our Debt Problems?

Another debt myth is that even if the long-term debt outlook is a problem, there is no need to address the debt now – it can be dealt with...

Huckabee Position Doesn't Add Up for Debt or Social Security

Former Arkansas Governor and Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee has criticized other candidates who are calling for entitlement reform,...
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Apr 17, 2015 | Blog Paper Press Release | Taxes

An ‘Interactive’ Analysis of Christie’s & Sanders’s Social Security Plans

Earlier this week, CRFB analyzed a new plan from New Jersey Governor Chris Christie that, among other things, would close about 60 percent...
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Rubio Proposes Retirement Program Reforms

As the Senate works this week to increase the debt, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) outlined a series of reforms to Social Security, Medicare, and...

Marc Goldwein: How to Pay For the Payroll Tax Cut

In an op-ed for The Atlantic, CRFB Senior Policy Director Marc Goldwein made the case for offsetting the costs of the payroll tax cut, AMT patch, and...
Apr 11, 2011 | Blog Paper Press Release

MY VIEW: Maya MacGuineas

In her latest commentary for CNN Money, CRFB President Maya MacGuineas discusses her experience at a budget forum in Colorado this weekend ...

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