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How Much Does the Government Really Owe?

When analyzing the fiscal health of the country, we often focus on federal government debt held by the public. Data published by USAFacts allows us...

Beware the Budget Busters in the Lame Duck

The lame duck Congress will return to Washington with an important to-do list that includes either finishing the seven unfinished appropriation bills...

The 75-Year Budget Outlook

The federal budget is on an unsustainable long-term trajectory. With federal debt already high and rising, the country’s fiscal outlook in the medium...

WATCH: Budgeting for the Next Generation

The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget will host a lunch and panel discussion on Budgeting for the Next Generation on Capitol Hill beginning...

Maya MacGuineas: Massive Deficit Was Totally Predictable & Self-Imposed

Maya MacGuineas is president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and head of the Campaign to Fix the Debt. She recently wrote an ...

Moody's: Widening Deficit Foreshadows Decline in U.S. Fiscal Strength

With last year's deficit growing to $779 billion, Moody's Investors Service yesterday warned that the country's fiscal position is on a "gradual...

Are Defense and Disasters Causing the Deficit Increase?

When asked about the increasing deficit, President Trump yesterday pointed to defense spending increases and disaster relief. While both of...

Riedl Proposes Debt Reduction Plan

Brian Riedl, a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, recently released a budget plan to stabilize debt over the long term. The plan proposes...

Treasury: 2018 Deficit was $779 Billion

The Treasury Department today released a fiscal year-end report showing that the deficit for FY 2018 increased to $779 billion, a $113...