congressional-budget-office

Wonkbook: What you need to know about the CBO’s new report on the deficit

There are mixed signals on U.S. finances from the CBO.

  • Puneet Kollipara
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  • Wonkbook
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  • Aug 28, 2014

READ: The CBO finds immigration reform will save $197 billion over 10 years

The budget agency finds the bill raises revenues by more than it raises spending.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Jun 18, 2013

See for yourself where the tax breaks go

Break down where the money from deductions, credits and exclusions goes with this handy tool.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • May 31, 2013

Here’s who gets the biggest tax breaks, in one chart (okay, six)

We spend a lot through the tax code. And about half that spending goes to families at the top of the income scale.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • May 30, 2013

Five takeaways from the CBO’s analysis of Obama’s budget

The CBO finds Obama's budget would reduce the deficit by $1.1 trillion over ten years. But how does it do that?

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • May 18, 2013

This slide is the best thing you’ll read on the budget debate

One slide. Two paragraphs. Everything you need to know about the budget debate. Well done, Doug Elmendorf.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • May 8, 2013

Why comparing budgets is so maddeningly tough

On the one hand, doing budget math is just solving arithmetic problems. On the other hand, the arithmetic problems were designed by a sadistic madman.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Apr 11, 2013
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