Research Report The Federal Budget Outlook: No News Is Bad News (Updated)
Alan J. Auerbach, William G. Gale
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We present new estimates of the budget outlook, incorporating the latest projections by the Congressional Budget Office. Although the official budget figures have improved relative to a year ago (primarily as a result of last summer's debt-limit deal and lower interest rate projections), realistic budget projections show that the medium-term outlook remains troublesome and the long-term outlook remains unsustainable.
Research Areas Taxes and budgets
Tags Federal budget and economy
Policy Centers Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center