Fiscal FactCheck

Does Washington have a spending problem or an income problem? We offer some key facts.

Washington's spending has recently been higher as a percentage of the nation's economic output than at any time since World War II. But by the same measure, Washington's revenues are the lowest in more than 60 years.
So does the U.S. have "a spending problem," as Republicans keep repeating in the current debate over how to reduce the nation's record deficits? Or is the problem that taxes are not high enough? Those questions frame a long-running ... Full Story »

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Fabrice Florin
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by Fabrice Florin - Jul. 16, 2011

Excellent report from FactCheck.org on the known facts about our current fiscal mess. Rather than takes sides on whether or not the U.S. has a "spending problem" or needs to raise taxes, this in-depth report presents all the key factual evidence from CBO, OMB and other trusted sources to give us the big picture on root causes of our deficit. Highly recommended.

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by Ed Harris - Jul. 20, 2011

Clean grammar and interesting reading.

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by Anubhav Agarwal - Jul. 18, 2011

This is a good journalism because it contains facts

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