Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

2016 Campaign

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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.

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

Are Medicare and Social Security Earned Benefits that Should Not Be Touched?

Although Social Security and Medicare are two of the fastest growing programs in the budget, many argue against making adjustments to these program
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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

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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