Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

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Apr 18, 2020

Statement on the Passing of Paul O'Neill

For Immediate Release Former Treasury Secretary and Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget board member Paul O’Neill died Saturday at the age of...
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Apr 15, 2020

Fiscal Fallout Contest Winners Announced

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

Phase IV COVID Relief Shouldn’t Be Tax Cuts 2.0

For Immediate Release In response to the unprecedented economic crisis caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, lawmakers have enacted three...
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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 impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19...
Mar 31, 2020 | Taxes

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

For Immediate Release With the economy reeling due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, some Members of Congress are reportedly considering...
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 coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic...
Mar 19, 2020 | Budgets & Projections

New CBO Baseline Reaffirms Challenge of Coronavirus Response

For Immediate Release The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) today released its updated budget projections. Although the new baseline doesn’t...
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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 Monthly Treasury Statement released...
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 significantly weaken the economy...
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, new technology business...