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Blog | January 2010

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.

How Refreshing to Have a Plan with…Brace Yourself…Details!

Congressman Paul Ryan’s Roadmap for America’s Future 2.0 is a standout accomplishment if for no other reason than that it deals with...
Jan 30, 2010

FISCAL FACT CHECKER: The Obama-Hensarling Exchange

CRFB decided to fact check the exchange between President Obama and Congressman Hensarling at the Republican retreat. Here is the transcript with our...
Jan 29, 2010 | Other Spending

Note to Clemons: Freeze Won’t Hurt Competitiveness; Too Much Debt Will

Our good friend Steve Clemons of the New America Foundation wrote in The Washington Note, this week, that President Obama's proposed spending Freeze...
Jan 29, 2010 | Budget Process

No Deficit of Politics in Debt Limit Vote

Like peanut butter and jelly, diet and exercise, and bourbon and bacon (or is that just us?) PAYGO and spending caps are best when together. You...

Broken Process: Authorizers Rely on Appropriators For Oversight

In yet another sign that the legislative process needs serious fixing, Congress last year appropriated $290.8 billion for programs that the House and...

The State of the Union is...

Yesterday, President Obama gave his first official State of the Union address, outlining his agenda for the rest of the year. We watched the speech...

CRFB's MacGuineas Reacts to Obama's Spending Freeze

Yesterday, CRFB President Maya MacGuineas had an op-ed in CNN calling President Obama's proposed non-security freeze A Good First Step. Here are some...

Ryan Releases Roadmap

Earlier today, Republican Congressman Paul Ryan released his update Roadmap for America's Future (and a nifty Website to go with it). Under this...
Jan 27, 2010

CRFB to Tweet State of the Union Address

UPDATE: We will begin Tweeting just after 9pm. Tonight CRFB is live-tweeting President Obama's State of the Union address. Join us at...
Jan 27, 2010 | Budgets & Projections

"If You Are Not For This Commission, Than What Are You For?"

"If you are not for this commission, than what are you for?" was Republican Senator George Voinovich's reaction to fellow Republicans...

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