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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 28, 2010 | Taxes

Paying for AMT Patches Can Take Many Forms

Last week the Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, Kent Conrad (D-ND), released his Democratic budget plan (see our analysis of the Chairman...
Apr 27, 2010 | Budgets & Projections

'The Most Predictable Economic Crisis We've Ever Had'

Concluding earlier this afternoon, the inaugural meeting of the President's National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform laid the...
Apr 27, 2010

Debt Downgrade for Greece (and Portugal)

In previous blogs, we have discussed how the three credit rating agencies have hinted that the United States needs to get its debt under control (see...
Apr 27, 2010 | Budgets & Projections

Webcast: Debt Commission Kicks Off First Meeting

The President's National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform kicks off today with its first meeting to discuss the country's long-term...

‘Line’ Items: Draft Edition

Budget Resolution Drafted – The NFL isn’t the only entity that made key decisions for the future last week. On Thursday the Senate Budget...
Apr 26, 2010

Obama Signs Up for the Spending Challenge

Last week, the President said “my first priority is to figure out how can we reduce wasteful spending so that, you know, we have a baseline of...
Apr 26, 2010

Weekend Editorial Roundup

Here are the highlights from this weekend’s editorials on fiscal and budget policy:The Wall Street Journal criticized plans by Democrats to...
Apr 23, 2010 | Health Care

More on Leaky Roofs

This week, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) released a short piece disputing the claim that the cost of the so-called “Doc-Fix...

You Say You Want a Resolution

The Senate Budget Committee yesterday approved of a fiscal year 2011 budget proposal by a largely party line 12-10 vote, setting up a heated floor...
Apr 23, 2010 | Economics

Webcast at 3pm: National Briefing on Our Budget and Economy

Be sure to join America Speaks this afternoon from 3 - 4:30 pm for a National Briefing on Our Budget and Economy. A panel of experts, including Maya...

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