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US Budget Watch 2020

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Nov 20, 2019 | Blog Paper

Factchecking and Live-Tweeting the Democratic Presidential Primary Debates

Tonight's Democratic presidential primary debate marks the fifth round of debates of the 2020 campaign and will surely touch on fiscal issues...
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Nov 7, 2019 | Blog Paper | Social Security

Bernie Sanders's Social Security Expansion Act

Presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) has proposed the Social Security Expansion Act , which would increase Social Security benefits...
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Oct 23, 2019 | Blog Paper | Health Care

Could Medicare for All be Financed Entirely by Cutting Defense Spending?

Last week, The New York Times published an op-ed entitled “We Don’t Need to Raise Taxes to Have ‘Medicare for All’ .” In it, Lindsay Koshgarian,...
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Oct 22, 2019 | Blog Paper | Health Care| Taxes

Would Medicare for All Require a Middle-Class Tax Hike?

With several 2020 presidential candidates endorsing a move to single-payer health care ( Medicare for All ), there is an ongoing debate over whether...
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Oct 18, 2019 | Blog Paper | Health Care

Fact Checking Medicare for All Claims from the Fourth Democratic Primary Debate

During the fourth Democratic primary debate of the 2020 presidential election cycle, former Vice President Joe Biden and South Bend, Indiana Mayor...
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Oct 1, 2019 | Blog Paper | Taxes

Kamala Harris's LIFT the Middle Class Act

Democratic presidential candidate Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) has called for giving a $3,000 per person ($6,000 per couple) refundable tax credit...
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Too often, election campaigns are about telling voters what they want to hear rather than what they need to know. US Budget Watch 2020 will bring information and accountability to the 2020 presidential campaign by analyzing candidates' proposals, factchecking their claims, and scoring the fiscal cost of their agendas.

By injecting an impartial, fact-based approach into the national conversation, US Budget Watch 2020 will help voters to better understand the implications of the candidates' policies and encourage candidates to be tranparent in showing how their promises will ultimately be paid for.

In the 2016 election, our work culminated in Promises and Price Tags, our comprehensive scores of the 2016 general election presidential candidates, garnering significant media attention.