Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget
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Apr 18, 2020

Statement on the Passing of Paul O'Neill

Former Treasury Secretary and Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget board member Paul O’Neill died Saturday at the age of 84. The following is a...
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Apr 15, 2020

Fiscal Fallout Contest Winners Announced

The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget today confirmed the winners for its first ever Fiscal Fallout Contest. The competition launched in...
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Apr 10, 2020 | Taxes

Phase IV COVID Relief Shouldn’t Be Tax Cuts 2.0

In response to the unprecedented economic crisis caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, lawmakers have enacted three pieces of legislation...
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Apr 1, 2020 | Other Spending| Economics

Don’t use COVID-19 to Excuse $2 trillion of Debt-Financed Infrastructure

For Immediate Release Yesterday, President Trump suggested that the next phase of economic relief to offset the...
Mar 31, 2020 | Taxes

Weakening the SALT Cap Would Be a Wasteful Giveaway During a Crisis

With the economy reeling due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, some Members of Congress are reportedly considering retroactively raising the $...
Mar 22, 2020 | Other Spending

Don’t Play Politics with the Coronavirus Response

For Immediate Release Policymakers are currently drafting legislation to mitigate the economic damage caused by the...
Mar 19, 2020 | Budgets & Projections

New CBO Baseline Reaffirms Challenge of Coronavirus Response

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) today released its updated budget projections. Although the new baseline doesn’t incorporate the anticipated...
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Mar 11, 2020 | Budgets & Projections

Monthly Deficit Hits New Record

For Immediate Release The United States ran a record-high budget deficit in February 2020. According to the...
Mar 10, 2020 | Health Care

Policymakers Should Act Quickly and Responsibly to Boost the Economy

For Immediate Release The threat of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has spooked markets and appears likely to...
Mar 9, 2020

How the New Tech Addiction Model Could Undermine Capitalism

For Immediate Release As confidence in capitalism declines amid growing income inequality and fiscal unsustainability,...

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