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Marc Goldwein: National Debt: Yes, Rising Annual Deficits Threaten the U.S. Economy

Marc Goldwein is the senior vice president and senior policy director of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. He recently wrote a column...

Does 3% Growth Mean We Can Go Much Higher?

Yesterday, President Trump gave a speech in which he mentioned that the U.S. economy grew 3.0 percent in the second quarter. While this is a solid...

Do Retroactive Tax Cuts Do Much to Boost Economic Growth?

As talk of tax reform heats up, some are calling for tax cuts to be made retroactive. An article in The Hill reports that Representative Mark Meadows...

Judd Gregg: The Fed Leaps into the Unknown

Judd Gregg, a former Republican senator from New Hampshire, served as chairman of the Senate Budget Committee from 2005 to 2007 and...

CRFB on NPR's Planet Money: How to Get 3% Growth

Achieving 3 percent sustained annual growth would be incredibly difficult, yet that assumption is embedded in President Trump’s proposed budget. In...

Maya MacGuineas: Why is Trump's 3-percent growth target pure folly? Because math.

Maya MacGuineas is president of the nonpartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and head of the Campaign to Fix the Debt. She recently...

How Fast Can America Grow?

Official projections show real economic growth will average less than 2 percent annually over the next decade. However, some policymakers have...

Policies to Grow the Economy

The aging of the population will make achieving past levels of economic growth much more difficult in the years ahead. The Congressional Budget...

Increasing Infrastructure Investment Must Be Paid For

In a recent interview with The New York Times, President Trump said that he wants to invest $1 trillion in infrastructure because "we are borrowing...