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Oct 25, 2017 | Blog Paper | Taxes

Is President Trump's Tax Cut the Largest in History Yet?

President Trump has often stated that his proposed tax cut will be the largest in history. We previously found his $5.5 trillion framework in April...
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Oct 12, 2017 | Blog Paper | Economics

Have Stock Market Gains Reduced the National Debt?

On Fox News last night, President Trump claimed the growth in the stock market has reduced the national debt. It has not. The two measures are not...
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Oct 6, 2017 | Blog Paper | Taxes

Does the State & Local Tax Deduction Mostly Help High-Income Households?

At a press briefing yesterday, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders defended the fact that the Big 6 tax plan removes the state and...
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Aug 31, 2017 | Blog Paper | Economics

Does 3% Growth Mean We Can Go Much Higher?

Yesterday, President Trump gave a speech in which he mentioned that the U.S. economy grew 3.0 percent in the second quarter. While this is a solid...
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Aug 23, 2017 | Blog Paper | Other Spending

Are We Spending Billions of Dollars More on the Military?

During his speech detailing his new strategy for Afghanistan, President Trump said, "Under my administration, many billions of dollars more is being...
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Aug 16, 2017 | Blog Paper | Taxes| Economics

Do Retroactive Tax Cuts Do Much to Boost Economic Growth?

As talk of tax reform heats up, some are calling for tax cuts to be made retroactive. An article in The Hill reports that Representative Mark Meadows...
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Too often, election campaigns are about telling voters what they want to hear rather than what they need to know. To separate fiction from reality, the Fiscal FactCheck series monitors statements made during the 2016 campaign. We are evaluating every claim with fiscal implications made during official presidential debates, to the extent practicable. We are also checking select other fiscal claims said on the campaign trail, with emphasis on those that garner significant media attention. If you feel we ignored a claim that should be addressed, contact us and we will do our best to run the claim through our Fiscal FactCheck.