Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

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Aug 3, 2016|The Week

Here's how a Donald Trump presidency would double the national debt

The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, the non-partisan fiscal watchdog group that has been taking the lead in tallying up the costs of the presidential candidates' proposals, has previously estimated that $14 trillion in publicly held debt would rise to $23.9 trillion by 2026 under Clinton's plans for raising taxes and boosting domestic spending, while soaring to $35.2 trillion under Trump's proposals for record tax cuts for wealthy Americans and increased defense spending.

Aug 3, 2016|The Kansas City Star

Your financial planner: Our social safety nets are in trouble — can they be fixed?

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Aug 3, 2016|Politico Pulse

Whoever wins in November, PhRMA has a plan

The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget says that the projected 3.4 percentage point increase in federal health spending over the next three decades can be broken down into two main drivers:

- Aging: 1.5 percent of GDP
- Excess cost growth: 1.9 percent of GDP

Aug 3, 2016|Morning Consult

Koch Brothers Network Urges Long-Term Spending Bill

Edward Lorenzen, senior adviser at the nonpartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, questioned whether Freedom Partners’ plan could garner substantial support on Capitol Hill.

Aug 2, 2016|CNN

What Clinton and Trump are ignoring

The nonpartisan Committee for a Responsible Budget credits her for detailing how she'd pay for her ideas but says she "fails to address our national debt," which will continue to soar.

Aug 1, 2016|Patheos

An Answer to Wayne Grudem about Donald Trump and What is Best for the Nation

The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget projects that Trump’s healthcare proposals would cost between $330-500 billion, and lead to 21 million more uninsured.

Aug 1, 2016|Media Matters for America

STUDY: Brexit Crisis Forces Cable And Broadcast News To Host Economists

Of the 62 guests who appeared during prime-time cable news discussions of economic news and policy, three -- or just under 5 percent -- were economists. Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman, Moody’s Analytics chief economist Mark Zandi, and deficit hawk Maya MacGuineas of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget each made one appearance.

Aug 1, 2016|Politico Morning Tax

A Trump primer

The program’s trustees and the Congressional Budget Office aren’t exactly on the same page, as the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget notes.

Jul 31, 2016|The New York Times

Clinton? Trump? Either Way, Count on Deficit Spending to Rise

But the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, a bipartisan group that advocates fiscal restraint, estimates that Mr. Trump’s plan to cut taxes could raise the national debt by $11.5 trillion over the next decade to roughly $35 trillion in 2026.

Jul 31, 2016|Politico Magazine

Trump vs. Clinton is the 1980s vs. the 1990s

In general, Trump distinguished himself from his primary opponents by pledging not to cut entitlement spending even as he proposed tax cuts that the bipartisan Committee For A Responsible Federal Budget estimated would expand the national debt by $12 trillion.