Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

Debt & Deficits

Putting the Brakes on U.S. Debt

As the world continues to struggle with the economic recovery and increasingly overwhelming debt levels, many are looking to Switzerland’s ra

CBO: The Role of Automatic Stabilizers in Deficits

Yesterday, CBO released a report on the effect of automatic stab

How Interest Rates Could Affect Deficits and Debt

Interest rates have an enormous effect on how much we pay each year on servicing our debt.

CRFB Analysis of CBO’s January 2011 Baseline

CBO now projects the 2011 deficit to reach a record-breaking $1.5 trillion, and increased its deficit projections over the 2011-2020 period by

Stern Releases Plan to Lower the Budget Deficit...and the "Investment Deficit"

Today, Andy Stern, a member of the Fiscal Commission, released the

Translating Dr. Summers’ Econospeak: Are Budget Deficits Good or Bad?

Larry Summers gave a very interesting and thoughtful talk in Washington recently (May 24).