Donald Trump

Donald Trump, an American businessman, politician, television personality, and author, will be the 45th President of the United States after winning the electoral college on November 8, 2016. His running mate and Indiana governor Mike Pence will be the vice president.

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Can Donald Trump Pay Off the National Debt in 8 Years?

In a recent interview, presidential candidate Donald Trump said he would pay off the nation’s $19 trillion debt “over a period of eight...
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How Much Will Government Spend Under the Next President?

One interesting metric of any budget plan is how much it would increase or reduce federal spending. According to our latest estimates, all...
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Could Ending Common Core Significantly Reduce Federal Spending?

During recent debates, several candidates have proposed to end Common Core, and some, most notably Donald Trump, have offered its...
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Maya MacGuineas: Donald Trump and Ted Cruz’s Magical Budget Math

Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and head of the Campaign to Fix the Debt, wrote an op-ed that appeared...
Mar 14, 2016 | Blog Paper Press Release

ARCHIVE: Analysis of Donald Trump's Health Care Plan

NOTE: This is an archive version of this analysis and contains out-of-date estimates. The most up-to-date analysis can be found here: http://crfb.org...
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Could Negotiating Medicare Drug Prices Save $300 Billion Per Year?

Over the course of the Presidential campaign, Republican campaign Donald Trump has repeatedly called for having Medicare directly negotiate...
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Comparing the Major Republican Candidates on the Budget

In preparation for upcoming Republican debates, we have put together a primer detailing the candidates’ positions on issues relating to...

Would Reducing Fraud Make Social Security Solvent?

At the 7th Republican presidential debate, Donald Trump stated that he would “save Social Security” by reducing its “tremendous waste, fraud,...
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Feb 13, 2016 | Blog Paper Press Release

Adding Up Donald Trump's Campaign Proposals So Far

NOTE: This is an archive version of this analysis and contains out-of-date estimates. The most up-to-date analysis can be found here: http://...
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Has the Government Spent $2 Trillion on the Wars in the Middle East?

During the fourth Republican debate last night, Donald Trump suggested that we have spent $2 trillion on the wars in the Middle East. Between Fiscal...

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