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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 19, 2010 | Taxes

Taxes, Taxes, Taxes

With the April 15 deadline having just passed, it seems that taxes are on everyone's mind.  The Washington Post ran an editorial and an op-ed by...

‘Line’ Items: Offsets and Coming to a Resolution on the Budget

Congress Extends Unemployment Benefits, Along With the Deficit – Last week Congress extended expanded unemployment benefits, COBRA subsidies,...
Apr 19, 2010 | Economics

Weekend Editorial Roundup

Here are the highlights from this weekend’s editorials on fiscal and budget policy:Taking off on Ben Bernanke's testimony before Congress last...
Apr 16, 2010 | Taxes

A Big VAT of Opposition in Congress

Yesterday the Senate voted overwhelmingly, 85-13, to approve a non-binding “sense of the Senate” resolution sponsored by Senator John...

CBO/JCT Reports Roundup

 A number of very interesting and relevant government reports came out this week. Check them out: JCT: Disclosure Report For Public...

Market Watch Update: April 12-16

U.S. Treasury markets were relatively quiet most of this week, although some Friday morning news had translated into market gains, as of early...
Apr 16, 2010 | Budget Process| Health Care

"Deficit Spending: Trouble on the Horizon?

Congress this week demonstrated once again that members aren’t yet willing to embrace the new era of fiscal responsibility that was supposed to...
Apr 15, 2010 | Taxes

The Need for Fundamental Tax Reform

In our “Countdown to tax day” we have so far covered the pros and cons of a VAT, the limitations of only taxing income over $250,000,...
Apr 15, 2010 | Taxes

"Public Square" Adds to the Fiscal Conversation

OurFiscalFuture.org has put together a blog carnival on fiscal policy called "Public Square." It brings together numerous experts on fiscal...
Apr 15, 2010

CEA Finds ARRA Continues to Spur Growth and Jobs

The President's Council of Economic Advisers released their third quarterly report yesterday on the economic impacts of the American Recovery and...

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