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Q & A with Jim Horney on Health Reform and the Deficit, Part 4

April 30, 2010

This Q & A is part four in a series on myths about health reform and its impact on the federal budget deficit with Jim Horney, our director of federal fiscal policy.

Greenstein: Don't Forget Tax Expenditures

April 29, 2010

Following up our post yesterday about the Peterson Foundation’s National Fiscal Summit, here’s a bit of what the Center’s executive director, Robert Greenstein, had to say:

Fact of the Day

April 28, 2010

If we continue current policies, the federal debt will skyrocket to almost three times the existing record by 2050. That’s from 53 percent of the gross domestic product (GDP) at the end of fiscal year 2009 to more than 300 percent of GDP in 2050. The existing record was set when the debt reached 110 percent of GDP at the end of World War II.

Greenstein at 2010 National Fiscal Summit

April 28, 2010

Today, the Center's executive director, Robert Greenstein, is speaking at the Peter G. Peterson Foundation's National Fiscal Summit.

In Case You Missed it…

April 23, 2010

This week on Off the Charts, we examined the huge projected federal budget deficits, implications of health reform, states and the recession, funding for schools and school lunch programs, and next steps for climate change legislation.

Q & A with Jim Horney on Health Reform and the Deficit, Part 3

April 23, 2010

This Q & A is part three in a series on myths about health reform and its impact on the federal budget deficit with Jim Horney, our director of federal fiscal policy.

Q & A with Jim Horney on Health Reform and the Deficit, Part 2

April 20, 2010

This podcast is part two in a series of podcasts on myths about health reform and its impact on the federal budget deficit. I’m Shannon Spillane and I’m joined by Jim Horney, Director of Federal Fiscal Policy at the Center.

Q & A with Jim Horney on Health Reform and the Deficit, Part 1

April 16, 2010

Today, we sat down with Jim Horney, Director of Federal Fiscal Policy at the Center, to discuss myths about health reform and its impact on the federal budget deficit.

Jim, let’s start off at the broadest level. Some opponents of the new health reform law claim that it will increase the federal deficit. Are they correct?

No, they are not correct. The nonpartisan, highly-regarded Congressional Budget Office, or CBO, estimates that the health reform law will reduce deficits by $143 billion over the next 10 years.

Where Do Your Federal and State Tax Dollars Go?

April 15, 2010

How federal tax dollars are spent:

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How state tax dollars are spent:

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For more on where your taxes go, listen to...

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