About US Budget Watch
US Budget Watch
US Budget Watch is a project designed to increase awareness of the important fiscal issues facing the country. During the 2008 Presidential election, US Budget Watch's "Voter Guides" brought attention to the presidential candidates' tax and spending policies. The guides were cited extensively by numerous media outlets: The New York Times called them "the most comprehensive analysis of the candidates' spending and taxation plans." CNN called them "the most detailed analysis of McCain's and Obama's budget plans." Moderator Bob Schieffer cited the guides' deficit predictions during the third presidential debate.
Since the election, the project has sought to keep the public informed about these issues and track the new president's fiscal policies. US Budget Watch is a project of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget at the New America Foundation. None of these organizations support or oppose any candidate for office.
About the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget
The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget (http://www.crfb.org) is a bipartisan, non-profit organization committed to educating the public about issues that have significant fiscal policy impact. The Committee is a bipartisan group of leading budget experts including many of the past Directors of the Budget Committees, the Congressional Budget Office, the Office of Management and Budget and the Federal Reserve Board. The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget is housed at the New America Foundation. New America is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit public policy institute that focuses on long-term issues facing the country.