Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

Papers | October 2017

View our recurring reports, which summarize and analyze the most important regular federal budget releases and reports.
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Oct 31, 2017 | Taxes

Five Gimmicks That May Hide the True Costs of Tax Reform

The budget resolution recently passed by Congress sets the stage for fast-track tax reform legislation (a process known as reconciliation) that...
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Oct 18, 2017 | Budgets & Projections

The FY 2018 Senate Budget and Budget Gimmicks

Note: An amendment was adopted during floor consideration that effects budget gimmicks in the House of Representatives. You can read more on that...
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A Mini-Bargain to Improve the Budget: An Update

Note: This paper is an update from our August 2017 piece “A Mini-Bargain to Improve the Budget.” It adds a new section on how to pay for disaster...
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Oct 4, 2017 | Taxes

Tax Cuts Don't Pay For Themselves

While policymakers are gearing up to address tax reform this fall, some have advocated for abandoning true reform and instead focusing solely on tax...