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Social Security turned 81-years-old this weekend, but without reform its trust funds won't make it to 100.

Find out how old you will be when the trust fund runs out and just how much you stand to lose with our new interactive tool.
The Social Security Trust Funds are on a path to run out. Use this tool to find out what you stand to lose unless Washington acts.
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The federal budget process needs to be fixed. See ideas at http://crfb.org/project/better-budget-process-initiative.
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Clinton and Trump are making lots of promises. How much will they cost? How will they affect deficits and national debt? Our new report has answers.
"Promises and Price Tags" is a comprehensive fiscal analysis of the policies put forward by presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. The full report is available as a printer-friendly PDF (57 pp.). The executive summary is below.
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Maya MacGuineas - "Political candidates find it difficult not to pander, but presidents have to lead. The more honest a discussion they have with voters now about the types of challenges that lay ahead, the more able they will be to steer the country towards dealing with our fiscal problems as part of a sustainable and comprehensive economic plan."
No presidential candidate should take any reform or new taxes off the table.
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What has changed in the long-term budget outlook? See our summary and analysis of today's report from CBO.
The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its 2016 Long-Term Budget Outlook today, outlining the projected budget picture for the next three decades. The report projects debt will rise continuously as a share of the economy, leading to significant negative consequences. The report shows:
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Marc Goldwein of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget discussed Promises and Price Tags: A Fiscal Guide to the 2016 Election, which examines the fiscal impact of the campaign promises of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. View the slides at http://crfb.org/events/watch-promises-and-price-tags-fiscal-guide-2016-election. Read the report at http://crfb.org/papers/promises-and-price-tags-fiscal-guide-2016-election.
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Marc Goldwein of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget discusses the costs of expanding Social Security for everyone. See more at http://crfb.org/blogs/social-security-cost-growth-should-be-slowed-not-accelerated.
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Marc Goldwein of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget looks at the 2016 Social Security Trustees Report and what it means for the future of the program.

See our analysis at http://crfb.org/papers/analysis-2016-social-security-trustees-report.
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The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget is a bipartisan, non-profit organization committed to educating the public about issues that have significant fiscal policy impact. The Committee is made up of some of the nation's leading budget experts including many of the past Chairmen and Directors of the Budget Committees, the Congressional Budget Office, the Office of Management and Budget, the Government Accountability Office, and the Federal Reserve Board.