Fiscal Cliff

Fiscal Cliff Watch: Offers Begin to Emerge

UPDATE: Debt numbers in table have been slightly altered since the original posting.With now less than a month before the country would go over the...

Myth Buster: Other Plans are Much Worse Than the Fiscal Cliff

We've shown that there a plenty of reasons to not go over the fiscal cliff, including that it implements fiscal consolidation in an abrupt and...

MacGuineas and Weinstein on the Fiscal Cliff

CRFB President Maya MacGuineas joined Mark Zandi of Moody's Analytics on "Face the Nation" this Sunday discussing the Fix the Debt...

The Tax Math of the Fiscal Cliff Discussion

In a blog post on the White House's website, National Economic Council Director Gene Sperling and Deputy Director Jason Furman argue that the math of...

Drawing Lessons from the 1990 Federal Budget Deal

Back in the late 1980s and early 1990s, lawmakers faced a serious challenge with large budget deficits.  Throughout the 1980s, many measures...

CBO: Federal Government Will Hit Debt Limit in February or March

With all the attention on the fiscal cliff looming only weeks away, the fact that the federal government will hit the debt ceiling in the next few...

Myth Buster: The Fiscal Cliff Spares the Poor

Some commentators have advocated for a position of going over the fiscal cliff to leverage a better compromise. Paul Krugman called for the recently...

TPC Releases Fiscal Cliff Tax Calculator

Yesterday, we discussed the myth that the poor would be spared by the fiscal cliff, with one of the reasons being the large tax increase at the end...

Line Items: Leftovers Edition

Putting the Turkeys Behind Us – We hope everyone had a good holiday weekend! As we all recover from the annual turkey-induced coma, we are...

Myth Buster: Those Who Advocate for Deficit Reduction Should Love the Fiscal Cliff

In the first of our "Myth Buster" series this week, we take on the myth that those who advocate for deficit reduction should love the...

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