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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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Are We Spending Billions of Dollars More on the Military?

During his speech detailing his new strategy for Afghanistan, President Trump said, "Under my administration, many billions of dollars more is being...
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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. An article in The Hill reports that Representative Mark Meadows...
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Is CBO's Math on the BCRA Wrong Because It Uses Faulty Numbers?

The White House tweeted out a video Wednesday saying "the Congressional Budget Office's [CBO] math doesn't add up" because they use "faulty numbers...
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Did the Trade Deficit Cause $20 Trillion in Debt?

In a meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, President Trump suggested that the national debt is caused by years of trade deficits. However...
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Is There a Medicaid Spending Increase Under the Senate Health Bill?

President Donald Trump recently claimed on Twitter that Medicaid spending will go up under the Senate's Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA). It is...
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Jun 27, 2017 | Blog Paper Press Release | Taxes

Maya MacGuineas: Trump is Wrong on US Tax Ranking, But We Still Need Tax Reform

Maya MacGuineas is president of the nonpartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and head of the Campaign to Fix the Debt. She recently...
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Jun 22, 2017 | Blog Paper Press Release | Taxes

Do Temporary Tax Cuts Only Have A Small Impact on Growth?

While promoting tax reform, House Speaker Paul Ryan stated Tuesday that temporary tax cuts do not produce a large boost to economic growth: These...
May 12, 2017 | Blog Paper Press Release | Taxes

Factchecking Trump on Taxes

This week's issue of The Economist featured an interview with President Donald Trump covering economic, health, tax, and trade policy.  We...
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Apr 26, 2017 | Blog Paper Press Release | Taxes

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

In their tax reform framework memo, the Trump Administration calls their plan "The Biggest Individual and Business Tax Cut in American History." And...

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