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Jun 28, 2016|Bustle

Donald Trump Proposes Economic Plan That Would Somehow Make Things Worse

The analysis comes courtesy of the Washington, D.C., based Center for a Responsible Federal Budget (CRFB). By comparison, during the less than eight years of President Obama's presidency, the U.S. debt has risen by roughly $6 trillion, about half the cost of Trump's plan.

Jun 28, 2016|Politicus USA

Study: National Debt Will Balloon Under Trump, Remain Flat With Clinton

The report published by the independent Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget took into account every proposal made by Trump and Clinton and analyzed how they would collectively affect the federal budget.

Jun 28, 2016|Newsy

Would Donald Trump Or Hillary Clinton Add More To The National Debt?

The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget crunched some numbers that pushed to say a Donald Trump presidency would "have Miracle-Gro-like affect" on the national debt.

Jun 27, 2016|Daily Kos

Those are the findings of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, a nonpartisan group that advocates for deficit reduction.

Under the plan put forward by Mr. Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee, the U.S. debt would grow to 127% of the entire economy, up from 75% today, according to the analysis by the nonpartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, which advocates bringing down the national debt.

Jun 27, 2016|Bloomberg BNA

Budget Group: Trump Proposals Cost More Than Clinton's

The 56-page report, issued June 26 by the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, said campaign proposals by Hillary Clinton, Trump's presumptive Democratic opponent, would also add to the debt, but by a much smaller amount.

Jun 27, 2016|Bloomberg View

Paul Ryan's Tax Blueprint Looks a Lot Like Trump's

Hillary Clinton's tax and spending proposals, by contrast, net out almost dollar for dollar, according to a new analysis by the Committee for a Responsible Budget. Over 10 years, she would add $250 billion to the national debt, while Trump would add $11.5 trillion. 

Jun 27, 2016|The Business Journals

Huge deficits with Trump, higher taxes with Clinton

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s proposals would add $11.5 trillion to federal debt over the next decade, according to the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget.

Jun 27, 2016|PBS Newshour

Column: Trump’s policies would massively increase the national debt

That’s the conclusion that my organization, the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, came to in our new comprehensive analysis of the policies put forward by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and businessman Donald Trump.

Jun 27, 2016|The Hill

Social Security: focus on solvency first

Given this large shortfall, what policymakers should focus on is solvency first. But unfortunately, the recent conversation about how to fix Social Security’s long-term finances has been replaced by calls from some for broad-based expansion of benefits for all retirees, even the richest seniors.

Jun 27, 2016|The Washington Post

Candidates for an irresponsible federal budget

Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, appeared on Face the Nation on Sunday to preview her group’s report. Essentially she warns neither candidate is serious about the debt, but Donald Trump is a whole lot worse.