Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

2016 Campaign

Can We Solve Our Debt Situation by Cutting Waste, Fraud, Abuse, Earmarks, and/or Foreign Aid?

When asked how they will fix the debt, many candidates may point to seemingly painless solutions such as reducing fraud, ending earmarks, or cuttin
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With Deficits Falling, Our Debt Problems are Behind Us

Since the Great Recession, the deficit has fallen by about two-thirds, from $1.4 trillion in 2009 to $485 billion in 2014, a fact that some have us
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Is There No Harm in Waiting to Solve Our Debt Problems?

Another debt myth is that even if the long-term debt outlook is a problem, there is no need to address the debt now – it can be dealt with la

Is a Balanced Budget Amendment All We Need to Fix the Debt?

Many candidates will suggest some form of a balanced budget amendment (BBA).
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Will Tax Increases Cripple Economic Growth?

One common argument against increasing tax revenue is that it requires raising marginal tax rates, which could severely damage economic growth by d

Huckabee Position Doesn't Add Up for Debt or Social Security

Former Arkansas Governor and Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee has criticized other candidates who are calling for entitlement reform,...
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Rubio Proposes Retirement Program Reforms

As the Senate works this week to increase the debt, Sen.

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