Options for Reducing the Deficit: 2017 to 2026

Options for Reducing the Deficit: 2017 to 2026
Title:
Options for Reducing the Deficit: 2017 to 2026
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This volume presents 115 options that would decrease federal spending or increase federal revenues over the next decade (see Table 1-1 on page 6). The options included in this volume come from various sources. Some are based on proposed legislation or on the budget proposals of various Administrations; others come from Congressional offices or from entities in the federal government or in the private sector. The options cover many areas—ranging from defense to energy, Social Security, and provisions of the tax code. The budgetary effects identified for most of the options span the 10 years from 2017 to 2026 (the period covered by CBO’s March 2016 baseline budget projections), although many of the options would have longer-term effects as well.

ITEM AVAILABLE DATE 12/19/16.

Table of Contents

1 Introduction 1

The Current Context for Decisions About the Budget 2

Choices for the Future 4

Caveats About This Volume 5

2 Mandatory Spending Options 11

Trends in Mandatory Spending 11

Analytic Method Underlying the Estimates of Mandatory Spending 12

Options in This Chapter 13

3 Discretionary Spending Options 65

Trends in Discretionary Spending 65

Analytic Method Underlying the Estimates of Discretionary Spending 66

Options in This Chapter 67

4 Revenue Options 119

Trends in Revenues 119

Tax Expenditures 120

BOX 4-1. TEMPORARY TAX PROVISIONS 122

Analytic Method Underlying the Estimates of Revenues 123

Options in This Chapter 125

5 Health Options 215

Trends in Health-Related Federal Spending and Revenues 215

Analytic Method Underlying the Estimates Related to Health 217

Options in This Chapter 217

6 The Budgetary Implications of Eliminating a Cabinet Department 277

An Overview of the Budgets of the Cabinet Departments 278

BOX 6-1. THE TREATMENT OF FEDERAL CREDIT PROGRAMS IN THIS ANALYSIS 280

Commerce, Education, and Energy: Departmental Budgets by Program 285

Policy and Implementation Issues 295

List of Tables and Figures 299

About This Document 300

Audience

This report is intended for use by members of Congress and policymakers to inform them of possible policy choices.

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  • Reducing the Deficit
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