Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

2016 Campaign

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Is There No Harm in Waiting to Solve Our Debt Problems?

Another debt myth is that even if the long-term debt outlook is a problem, there is no need to address the debt now – it can be dealt with la

Is a Balanced Budget Amendment All We Need to Fix the Debt?

Many candidates will suggest some form of a balanced budget amendment (BBA).
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Will Tax Increases Cripple Economic Growth?

One common argument against increasing tax revenue is that it requires raising marginal tax rates, which could severely damage economic growth by d
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Can Social Security’s Shortfall Be Closed Simply by Raising Taxes on or Means-Testing Benefits for the Wealthy?

Increasing the amount of wages subject to Social Security payroll taxes from the current $118,500 cap would raise more revenue and improve the fina

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

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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