It's Not All Downhill from Here
Despite deficits currently falling, they are coming down
from record levels and will soon start to rise again.
Highlights of the August CBO Budget and Economic Outlook
This one-pager highlights the findings of the August update of CBO's Budget and
Economic Outlook: 2014-2024.
Social Security Reform and the Cost of Delay
This brief examines the costs of delaying reforms to Social Security.
Highlights of the 2014 Annual Report of the Social Security and Medicare Trustees
Highlights of the report on the finances of Social Security
Highlights of CBO 2014 Long-Term Budget Outlook
Highlights of projections from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
on the long-term budget and debt situation.
Common Myths About the Debt
Combating popular myths about the national debt.
Q&A: Everything You Need to Know About the National Debt
Answers to basic questions about the national debt.
Debt Threat: The National Debt and You
A look at how high and rising national debt affects you personally.
Fixing the Highway Trust Fund is Critical to Fixing the Debt
A look at the problems facing the Highway Trust Fund and possible solutions.
Everything you need to know about the congressional appropriations process.
President's FY 2015 Budget Summary
Summary of the President's FY 2015 Budget
Tax Reform Act of 2014 Overview
This brief summarizes the highlights of the tax reform
proposal from Rep. Dave Camp.
Tax Reform Resource Page
Links to resources on tax reform.
Budget Gimmick Chartbook
This chartbook explains and illustrates budget gimmicks that increase the debt.
Updated Q&A: Everything You Should Know About the Debt Ceiling
This primer answers key questions about the Debt Ceiling.
Highlights: CBO Budget and Economic Outlook
In this brief we highlight the findings of the 2014
Budget and Economic Outlook.
The State of the Union: What We Hope to Hear
In this brief we lay out the five things we would like to hear in the president's State of
the Union Address.
Fixing the Debt through the Budget Conference
This paper highlights the steps the budget conference committee can take to
improve our fiscal situation.
You can download the Citizens' Plan to Fix the Debt to see the best way to find
common ground on a common sense deficit-reduction plan. For a more detailed
paper outlining the Citizens’ Plan, click here.
Three Frameworks for Fixing the Debt
This paper provides more detail on the Citizens' Plan to Fix the Debt -- a plan to find
common ground on a common sense deficit-reduction plan.
Understanding the Sequester
This document offers an explanation of the sequester and how it fits into the budget
State of the Debt
A nine-page report that explains that while near-term deficits have fallen, the long-
term outlook of our debt remains problematic.
State of the Debt Summary
A one-page summary of our full “State of the Debt” report.
Before and After We Fixed the Debt
This one-page document provides examples of how the long-term debt remains
unsustainable, even as the short-term deficits have shrunk.
The Case for Fundamental Tax Reform
A four-page report outlines the benefits of, our principles for, and examples of
structural, pro-growth tax reform.
Our Debt Problems are Far From Solved
The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget’s (CRFB) take on why our long-
term debt is still worrisome, even after substantial short-term deficit reduction.
What We Expect from the Upcoming Fiscal Discussions
CRFB’s take on how this fall’s negotiation over funding the government, the debt
ceiling, and the sequester should play out.
A Bipartisan Path Forward
The updated, comprehensive deficit-reduction plan from Alan Simpson and Erskine
Bowles (otherwise known as Simpson-Bowles 2.0).
Debt and its Impact on Families
A fact sheet on how the debt affects families.
The Bottom Line Blog
The policy blog of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget.