2016 Campaign

Donald Trump
Sep 26, 2016 | Blog Paper Press Release | Taxes

Is Trump's Tax Cut the Largest Since Reagan?

During the first Presidential debate on September 26, Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump said "my tax cut is the biggest since...
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Sep 26, 2016 | Blog Paper Press Release

Factchecking and Live-Tweeting the Presidential Debate

For more than a year, our Fiscal FactCheck project has been honing our expertise in budget, tax, health, and spending policy to evaluate the...
Donald Trump

Accounting For Growth With Trump's Fiscal Plans

Last week, we estimated that Donald Trump's policies would increase ten-year deficits by $5.3 trillion, resulting in debt held by the public...
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Promises and Price Tags: An Update

Update: On November 2, 2016, we added an appendix to this update that summarizes the policies that the candidates have released.  The next...
Secretary Clinton
Sep 22, 2016 | Blog Paper Press Release | Taxes

Clinton Proposes New Taxes to Offset New Proposals

In recent weeks, Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has proposed a series of new tax breaks for small businesses and for parents in...
Donald Trump

Getting Real About Paying For Trump's Tax Plan

Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump announced significant revisions to his tax plan that would reduce its cost by about half, a change...
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Explaining Donald Trump's Penny Plan for Non-Defense Spending

Much of the attention in Thursday's remarks by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has focused on his revised tax plan, but another...
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How Much Would Trump's New Defense Plan Cost?

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump introduced a proposal today to increase defense spending and rebuild the military. Specifically, his...
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Maya MacGuineas: The first step towards solving the debt crisis: Stop digging

Maya MacGuineas, president of the nonpartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and head of the Campaign to Fix the Debt, wrote an op-ed...
Donald Trump
Aug 8, 2016 | Blog Paper Press Release | Taxes

CRFB Responds to Donald Trump’s New Tax Plan

In a speech today at the Detroit Economic Club, presidential candidate Donald Trump announced revisions to his tax reform plan, suggesting that...

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