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Policy Basics

The budget details what the federal government will spend on particular programs and how it will finance that spending.

We analyze the President’s annual budget proposal and major congressional budget plans, focusing especially on programs for low- and moderate-income families. We also examine long-term budget challenges and promote measures to improve fiscal responsibility in an equitable way.

Fiscal Stimulus

What Is Fiscal Stimulus? Strong, well-targeted fiscal stimulus allows people and businesses to keep purchasing goods and services. This bolsters aggregate demand, lessening the recession’s depth...