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Debt Could be Twice the Size of the Economy by Mid-Century

The Congressional Budget Office's (CBO) recent ten-year budget projections show that debt is on course to exceed the size of the economy in just...

Is CBO "Always Wrong" Because It Doesn't Understand Growth?

In dismissing projected trillion-dollar deficits, National Economic Council director Larry Kudlow recently claimed that one should "never believe the...

Goldwein and Moller: How Congress Cheats with Our Money — and How We Can Stop It

Marc Goldwein is senior vice president and senior policy director and Zach Moller is a senior policy analyst at the Committee for a Responsible...

IMF: US is the Only Advanced Economy With Debt Rising

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) issued a new report yesterday projecting that debt as a share of GDP will decline over the next five years for...

What If Interest Rates Are 1 Point Higher? $1.9 Trillion in Extra Costs

Interest costs are the fastest growing part of the budget, with the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) projecting interest payments will more than...

Maya MacGuineas: Welcome to the woeful world of free-lunch economics

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...

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