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Aug 7, 2019 | Blog Paper | Other Spending

Was a "No" Vote on the Budget Deal a Vote for "More Spending"?

In support of the $1.7 trillion Bipartisan Budget Act of 2019 (BBA19), Senator David Perdue (R-GA) gave a floor speech and penned an op-ed arguing...
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Jun 27, 2019 | Blog Paper | Taxes

Would a 10% VAT Pay for a $1,000 per Month UBI?

During the first 2020 Democratic presidential primary debate, candidate Andrew Yang claimed that his Universal Basic Income (UBI) proposal of $1,000...
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Mar 29, 2019 | Blog Paper | Economics

Was the Federal Reserve’s Monetary Tightening Unprecedented?

In a Wall Street Journal op-ed, House Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Kevin Brady (R-TX) and former National Economic Council...
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Does the President's Budget Slash Medicare by $845 Billion?

President Trump's Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 budget released Monday has been met with significant criticism, especially from us. But one of the...
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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...
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Sep 21, 2018 | Blog Paper | Taxes

No, Really, Tax Revenue Has Not Risen

Update: After the end of the fiscal year, we published an updated version of this piece with final numbers from the Treasury Department. At the...
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Too often, election campaigns are about telling voters what they want to hear rather than what they need to know. To separate fiction from reality, the Fiscal FactCheck series monitors statements made during the 2016 campaign. We are evaluating every claim with fiscal implications made during official presidential debates, to the extent practicable. We are also checking select other fiscal claims said on the campaign trail, with emphasis on those that garner significant media attention. If you feel we ignored a claim that should be addressed, contact us and we will do our best to run the claim through our Fiscal FactCheck.