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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 6, 2010 | Health Care

The Doc Fix Is A Leaky Roof?

CRFB received a comment on The Bottom Line the other day, responding to our use of a leaky roof analogy for how health care reform failed to address...

‘Line’ Items: Opening Day Edition

If they Don’t Win It’s the Same – Opening Day presaged much of the same for Washington as the home team was clobbered. The White...
Apr 5, 2010 | Taxes

Weekend Editorial Roundup

Here are the highlights from this weekend’s editorials on fiscal and budget policy:The Wall Street Journal questioned whether the economic...

CRFB Launches A Featured Charts Page!

CRFB would like to introduce our "Featured Charts" page where we will highlight important fiscal, economic, health care, and entitlement...
Apr 2, 2010 | Budgets & Projections

Revenues and Outlays under the President's Budget

CRFB has talked a lot about deficit and debt projections over the coming decade, and beyond. CBO's analysis of the President's FY 2011 budget shows...
Apr 1, 2010

Fed Ends Purchases of GSE Mortgage-Backed Securities

Yesterday, the Federal Reserve ended its purchases of mortgage-backed securities (MBS) from the government-sponsored enterprises (GSE), including...