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Blog | February 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.
Feb 26, 2010 | Budgets & Projections

So What Does "Current Policy" Look Like?

Here at CRFB, we love constructing baselines. Whenever CBO constructs its own budget baseline, in fact, we rush to adjust it. CBO's projections, as...

CBO/JCT Reports Roundup

 A number of very interesting and relevant government reports came out this week. Check them out: CBO: Cost Estimate of H.R. 4691,...
Feb 26, 2010

Bunning is Right on Unemployment: “We Should Pay For It”

Last night, Senator Jim Bunning blocked an effort to pass a one-month “extenders” bill by unanimous consent. The bill includes temporary...
Feb 26, 2010 | Budgets & Projections

Obama Appoints Four More to the Deficit Commission

President Obama has named his remaining appointees to the Commission, including David Cote (CEO for Honeywell International), Alice Rivlin (former...
Feb 25, 2010

IMF Paper Outlines Fiscal and Monetary Exit Strategies

The IMF just recently released a new report, Exiting from Crisis Intervention Policies, arguing that as the crisis winds down, it is more important...
Feb 25, 2010 | Economics

Two Economists Join the Announcement Effect Club

In a blog post today on Voxeu.org, European economists Tim Besley and Andrew Scott joined the Announcement Effect Club, stating that a switch to...
Feb 25, 2010 | Health Care

President's Health Care Summit

The President's effort to forge a bipartisan solution to health care reform at today's summit has just started and is televised on C-Span (click here...
Feb 24, 2010 | Budgets & Projections

Happy 35th Birthday CBO!!!

According to CBO Director Doug Elmendorf:CBO is celebrating its 35th birthday! The agency was created by the Congressional Budget and Impoundment...

CBO Scores Second Senate Jobs Bill

Today, Senate Majority leader Harry Reid introduced a second jobs bill, following the first $16 billion jobs bill (-$1.1 billion 11-year deficit...

Accounting for Fannie and Freddie

 An editorial yesterday in the Wall Street Journal called on the Administration to support the reform of the two housing financing enterprises...

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