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Blog | April 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.
Apr 30, 2010 | Economics

R We Having a U Shaped Recovery?

On April 30, the Bureau of Economic Analysis released its first estimate of first quarter real GDP. Typically, the first estimate is revised a lot in...
Apr 30, 2010 | Economics

R We Having a U Shaped Recovery ?

On April 30, the Bureau of Economic Analysis released its first estimate of first quarter real GDP. Typically, the first estimate is revised a lot in...
Apr 30, 2010 | Budgets & Projections

Plenty of 'Hues and Cries' Here

In an article today from Huffington Post, Hue and Cry, Former South Carolina Senator Fritz Hollings takes aim at organizations, experts, and...

Does the Health Care Bill Cost More Than We Thought?

Last week the Office of the Medicare Chief Actuary came out with their "Estimated Effects of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act,...
Apr 30, 2010 | Economics

Market Watch Update: April 26-30

As of mid-day Friday, April 30, the government bond market was on track to have a good week, with prices up (and therefore yields down, because they...
Apr 29, 2010 | Health Care

'It May Be a Predictable Crisis But It's Not a Necessary One'

Yesterday the Peterson Foundation hosted the Fiscal Summit: America's Crisis and a Way Forward, convening an all-star line-up of fiscal, economic,...
Apr 29, 2010 | Economics

Ryan Joins Announcement Effect Club, and Rubin Comes So Close

At yesterday's Peter G. Peterson Foundation Fiscal Summit, the Announcement Effect Club saw its membership bump up, yet again.During the second panel...

Blue Dog Demands May Hinder House Budget Resolution

The Blue Dog coalition is pushing for further spending cuts beyond what is in the President’s and Senate’s budget proposals. Specifically...

Blue Dog Demands May Hinder House Budget Resplution

The Blue Dog coalition is pushing for further spending cuts beyond what is in the President’s and Senate’s budget proposals. Specifically...

Improper Payments Are a Start--But Cuts Must Go Deeper

In an OMBlog today, OMB director Peter Orszag applauded the House's passage of the Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Act. ...

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