Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

Fiscal FactCheck

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Does CBO "Expect the TCJA to Significantly Boost" the Economy in 2018?

UPDATE: The FRBSF paper has been corrected to remove the erroneous claim that CBO’s growth estimates are well in excess of theirs.
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The Deficit Is Not "Coming Down Rapidly"

This morning, White House National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow a
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Did the U.S. Really Spend $7 Trillion on Middle Eastern Wars?

In a roundtable in Minnesota yesterday, President Donald Trump claimed "we have $7 trillion in
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Does the Rescissions Bill Cut $15 Billion in Spending?

The President recently updated and revised his request to rescind
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Does the Rescissions Bill Undermine Children's Health Care?

Many have criticized President Trump's $15 billion rescission package f
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Is CBO "Always Wrong" Because It Doesn't Understand Growth?

In dismissing projected trillion-dollar deficits, Na
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Apr 11, 2018 | Blog Paper Press Release | Taxes

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 assi
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Does the President's Budget Slash Social Security and Medicare?

Several lawmakers have claimed that President Trump's latest budget wou
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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 cla

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