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News Research 

Senate Holds Hearing on the Most Powerful and Little-known Agency in Washington

by Spencer Woody / /

The Senate Budget Commitee held a hearing on the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and their goals for 2017.
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Research 

The Numbers Behind Social Security's Impending Insolvency

by Spencer Woody / /

Before suggestions can be made on how to change Social Security, an explanation on the magnitude of the problem must be the first step.
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Research Campaign Study 

Simple v. Elaborate: Comparing the Candidates Plans for Social Security

by Spencer Woody / /

Social Security is on a path towards insolvency and the candidates' plans do little to help.
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Research 

Trump Outbids Clinton on Infrastructure Spending Hikes

by Spencer Woody / /

Trump promises to double what Clinton plans to spend on infrastructure.
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President Obama Visits Canada for His 47th Trip Abroad

by Demian Brady / /

Beyond the proposed budget increases in support of this trip's agenda, there are also additional costs for taxpayers whenever the President travels abroad.
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Gun Taxes, Revenues, and Taxpayer Compliance Burdens

by Demian Brady / /

Taxpayers may be all too familiar with the Internal Revenue Service, but that is not the only federal tax-collecting entity. The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, the 3rd largest tax agency, enforces compliance and collects federal excise taxes on
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Research 

The House Republican's Budget Blueprint

by Demian Brady / /

Yesterday, House Budget Chairman Tom Price (R-GA) announced the release of "A Balanced Budget for a Stronger America." On the policy front, the House Republican Budget would target duplicative programs, programs whose funding authorizations have expired,
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New CBO Deficit Outlook Paints Even Grimmer Picture than Last Year’s Dismal Forecast

by Demian Brady / /

Despite record levels of tax revenues, spending will continue to outpace federal income, but at a faster rate than in the last projection, coming in $1.56 trillion higher over the period from FY 2015 to 2025 than in the August outlook.
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Research 

The Federal Budget for Refugee Assistance

by Demian Brady / /

Anyone paying attention to the news has heard about the international refugee crisis but few people have probably heard of the Office of Refugee Resettlement, the federal agency that oversees the services provided to refugees in the United States. The fir
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The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015: By the Numbers

by Demian Brady / /

CBO has released a cost estimate for the new Bipartisan Budget Act hammered out between outgoing House Speaker John Boehner, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, and the Obama Admin
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