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Blog | September 2009

Welcome to our blog – The Bottom Line, where you’ll find up-to-date commentary and analysis on the most important news in the fiscal world. Below is a list of our blog posts.
Sep 30, 2009

Progressives and the National Debt

Today, the Center for American Progress and the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities held a forum, “Progressives and the National Debt:...
Sep 30, 2009

Fiscal Year 2010 is Upon Us

Today marks the end of fiscal year 2009 (FY 2009), and to celebrate the occasion, the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget has put together a...
Sep 30, 2009

Highlights from Bill Frenzel's Brookings Web Chat

CRFB co-chair and former congressman Bill Frenzel answered questions on the U.S. budget deficit in a web chat today hosted by The Brookings...
Sep 29, 2009 | Economics

G-20 Summit's Fiscal and Financial News

It would be easy to dismiss the recent G-20 Summit in Pittsburgh as just more political babble, more empty business as usual just among more...
Sep 29, 2009 | Social Security

Economic Crisis Puts Strain on Social Security

As the Associated Press recently reported, Social Security has come under considerable strain as a result of the economic crisis. Payroll tax...
Sep 29, 2009 | Budgets & Projections

CRFB Co-Chair Bill Frenzel to Host Online Chat

Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget co-chair Bill Frenzel will host an online chat conversation, 
tomorrow, run by the Brookings Institution....
Sep 29, 2009 | Budgets & Projections

CRFB Co-Chair Bill Frenzel to Speak at Brookings

Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget co-chair Bill Frenzel is speaking about the budget deficit at The Brookings Institution
tomorrow. Frenzel...
Sep 28, 2009 | Health Care

US Budget Watch Releases Paper Comparing Health Care Reform Plans

Today, US Budget Watch released a new paper, Comparing Health Care Plans: A Guide to Health Care Reform Proposals, highlighting the ten-year costs...
Sep 28, 2009

Moody's Still Cautionary on U.S. Debt

Fears over any near-term U.S. inflationary pressures may have eased for the moment. Moody’s recently reassured investors that it didn’t...
Sep 26, 2009

One More FDIC Bank Closing

On Friday evening, the FDIC reported that it has taken over an additional bank (Georgian Bank) for a cost to the FDIC of around $892 million. This...

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