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Factchecking the Senate Budget Committee Hearing with CBO

At least two claims in Wednesday's Senate Budget Committee hearing with Congressional Budget Office (CBO) Director Keith Hall merit fact checking....

Did the Last Farm Bill Really Save $100 Billion?

The 2014 farm bill is set to expire on September 30, at which point lawmakers will need to renew and perhaps reform farm subsidy and nutrition...
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Does the President's Budget Slash Social Security and Medicare?

Several lawmakers have claimed that President Trump's latest budget would "slash," "gut," and "devastate" Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. It...
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Feb 2, 2018 | Blog Paper Press Release | Taxes

Post-State of the Union Fact Check Roundup

The President's first State of the Union address included several claims related to the recently passed tax legislation, including a few repeat...
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Can Tax Reform Generate 0.4% Additional Growth?

Well-crafted tax reform would improve economic growth. While pro-growth tax reform can generate some revenue to the Treasury from the added growth,...
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Checking the Facts on the Steve Forbes-Maya MacGuineas Tax Discussion

On Mornings With Maria, publisher and former presidential candidate Steve Forbes made several claims about tax cuts and economic growth during a...
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Oct 25, 2017 | Blog Paper Press Release | Taxes

Is President Trump's Tax Cut the Largest in History Yet?

President Trump has often stated that his proposed tax cut will be the largest in history. We previously found his $5.5 trillion framework in April...
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Have Stock Market Gains Reduced the National Debt?

On Fox News last night, President Trump claimed the growth in the stock market has reduced the national debt. It has not. The two measures are not...
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Oct 6, 2017 | Blog Paper Press Release | Taxes

Does the State & Local Tax Deduction Mostly Help High-Income Households?

At a press briefing yesterday, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders defended the fact that the Big 6 tax plan removes the state and...
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Does 3% Growth Mean We Can Go Much Higher?

Yesterday, President Trump gave a speech in which he mentioned that the U.S. economy grew 3.0 percent in the second quarter. While this is a solid...

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