Fiscal FactCheck

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Sep 12, 2019 | Blog Paper Press Release

Factchecking and Live-Tweeting the Democratic Presidential Primary Debates

Tonight's Democratic presidential primary debate marks the third round of debates of the 2020 campaign and will surely touch on fiscal issues....
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Sep 11, 2019 | Blog Paper Press Release | Taxes

Is Spending, Not Tax Cuts, Driving the Deficit?

The House Ways and Means Committee minority recently published a blog post claiming that "spending, not tax cuts, [is] driving national deficits." It...
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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...
Jul 10, 2019 | Blog Paper Press Release | Taxes

Are There $1.6 Trillion in Tax Loopholes?

Former Vice President and 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden told the Rainbow PUSH Coalition Convention on June 28 that the tax code contains $1.6...
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Jun 27, 2019 | Blog Paper Press Release | 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...

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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Nov 5, 2018 | Blog Paper Press Release | Taxes

The Tax Bill Did Not Cause Revenue to Rise

A common misleading claim this fall has been that tax revenues have increased, even with the large tax cuts enacted last year. While it is...
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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...
Sep 21, 2018 | Blog Paper Press Release | 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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