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Aug 6, 2015 | Blog Paper Press Release | Taxes

Can We Fix the Debt Solely by Taxing the Top 1 Percent?

A popular suggestion is that raising taxes only on high earners (for example, the top one percent – households that make above roughly $435,000...
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Will Repealing “Obamacare” Fix the Debt?

Some candidates may propose to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as “Obamacare,” in order to solve the fiscal situation....
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Is the Health Care Cost Problem Solved?

The U.S. has been experiencing very low health care cost growth by historical standards since 2009, and projec- tions of federal health care spending...
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Aug 6, 2015 | Blog Paper Press Release | Taxes

Do Tax Cuts Pay For Themselves?

Some advocates of tax cuts have suggested such cuts will not lose revenue since they will spur economic growth and thus produce enough additional tax...
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Is Deficit Reduction Code for Austerity, Which Will Harm the Economy?

Some policymakers and commentators have conflated calls for deficit reduction with calls for austerity. It is true that some countries have enacted...
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Apr 17, 2015 | Blog Paper Press Release | Taxes

An ‘Interactive’ Analysis of Christie’s & Sanders’s Social Security Plans

Earlier this week, CRFB analyzed a new plan from New Jersey Governor Chris Christie that, among other things, would close about 60 percent...

A Quick Take on Governor Christie's Entitlement Plan

This morning, Governor Chris Christie (R-NJ) delivered an important speech in New Hampshire on the need for entitlement reform. The speech not only...
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Rubio Proposes Retirement Program Reforms

As the Senate works this week to increase the debt, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) outlined a series of reforms to Social Security, Medicare, and...