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Don’t use COVID-19 to Excuse $2 trillion of Debt-Financed Infrastructure

For Immediate Release Yesterday, President Trump suggested that the next phase of economic relief to offset the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19...

What's in the $2 Trillion Coronavirus Relief Package?

The Senate is expected to vote tonight on the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act – the third and most expansive package...

How Much Would Sending People Checks Cost?

Experts and lawmakers are considering numerous options to help support the economy during the COVID-19 crisis. Last week, we estimated that fiscal...

Kurt Couchman: When will cheap credit dry up?

Kurt Couchman is co-director of legislative strategy at the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. He recently wrote an ...

Erskine Bowles and Henry Paulson: How to Get Americans to Love Capitalism Again

Erskine Bowles served as chief of staff to President Bill Clinton from 1997 to 1998 and is a member of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget...

Maya MacGuineas: With a growing debt, a fiscally responsible blueprint is needed to handle the next recession

Maya MacGuineas is president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and head of the Campaign to Fix the Debt. She recently wrote an...

Break Glass Here: A Responsible Plan to Combat the Next Recession

The United States is in the midst of one of the longest periods of sustained economic growth in its history, but there are signs that this prolonged...

CBO: Fixing the Debt Would Increase Income

Putting debt on a downward path could increase average income by almost $9,000 per person per year, or about 10 percent as compared to continuing on...

Maya MacGuineas: America's Biggest Weakness is No Big Secret

Maya MacGuineas is president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and head of the Campaign to Fix the Debt. She recently wrote an...