Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

PAYGO & CUTGO

Savings

PAYGO or No-Go: An Easy Way for Congress to Improve the SGR Bill

There's a simple way to make the $141 billion House-passed Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) bill more fiscally responsible: don't...

PAYGO Kudos to the President's Budget

The President's budget follows the important budget principle of PAYGO, responsibly identifying tax and spending offsets sufficient to pay for new...
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The Better Budget Process Initiative: Improving Focus on the Long Term

For additional budget process resources including specific options for reform, visit our

Yes, Tax Cuts Increase the Debt

With Congress set to retroactively revive the tax extenders for the past year at a cost of $42 billion, our president, Maya MacGuineas,...
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Tax Extenders Deal Violates the Budget Act, Adds to Debt

The House approved last night a deficit-increasing one-year tax extenders package. After a correction by the Joint Committee on Taxation, the updated...

The Worst Lame Duck Ideas That Can Add $1.5 Trillion to the Debt

Policymakers are considering using the lame duck session to substantially worsen the nation's budget. A commonly discussed package would add...

Congress Must Abide by PAYGO for Upcoming Legislation

Congress returns from its July 4th recess this week, and it will have plenty of work to do. Most pressing is the looming insolvency of the Highway...

Repatriation Tax Holiday Doesn't Work As a Highway Trust Fund Offset

With the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) running low and the threat of disrupting highway construction later this summer, lawmakers are scrambling to come

Senate Moves Forward on Increasing Deficit with Tax Extenders

The Senate is moving forward with tax extenders legislation, renewing a variety of

Adding "TRUSTGO" to PAYGO Would Improve the Debt Situation

We have always have been proponents of paying for the costs of policies such as the

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