Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

Fiscal FactCheck


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

Several lawmakers have claimed that President Trump's latest budget wo
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

Can Tax Reform Generate 0.4% Additional Growth?

Well-crafted tax reform would improve economic growth.

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 du
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.
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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.
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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.
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Are We Spending Billions of Dollars More on the Military?

During his speech detailing his new strategy for Afghanistan, Presiden
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Do Retroactive Tax Cuts Do Much to Boost Economic Growth?

As talk of tax reform heats up, some are calling for tax cuts to be made retroactive.