Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

2016 Campaign


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
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Can We Continue Borrowing Without Consequences?

One of the most common myths about the national debt is that we can increase it without consequence.
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Can We Fix the Debt Solely by Cutting Welfare Spending?

Some candidates may suggest that we can fix the debt simply by cutting welfare spending, but there is not enough spending in this category to reali
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Aug 6, 2015 | Blog Paper Press Release | Taxes

Can We Dramatically Lower Tax Rates by Closing a Few Egregious Loopholes?

Candidates who propose tax reform plans that are revenue-neutral may suggest that the cost of tax rate reductions can be offset by closing egregiou

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.