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Blog | May 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.
May 20, 2010

The Thrill of Victory…the Agony of Deficits

Congress may be dropping the budget ball, but CRFB doesn’t intend to – literally. We will be participating in the 2nd Annual Budgetball...
May 19, 2010 | Other Spending

Defense Spending No Longer Exempt from Scrutiny

There's been a lot of discussion over the past few weeks about spending in the Defense Department, following speeches made by Secretary Robert Gates...
May 19, 2010

As Congress Sidesteps The Budget, You Can Step In

CRFB encourages you to check out our budget simulator: Stabilize the Debt! It's no secret that America's finances are a mess. The problem of our...
May 18, 2010

Britain's Spending Cuts

With a new government in place, the UK is moving fast to trim their budget deficit.  Treasury head George Osborne is expected to announce...
May 18, 2010 | Health Care| Taxes

Papa's Got A Brand New Bill

Over the past few weeks, passage of an "extenders" bill has become the top priority of Congress. The bill, HR 4213, finally seems to...

‘Line’ Items: Deeming, Dreaming, Votes and Quotes

Little Resolve for Budget Resolution – Leaders in the House have yet to make a final decision on moving forward with a FY2011 budget resolution...
May 17, 2010

Fiscal Goals Are Good, Plans Are Better

Robert Samuelson has a blunt message for the American public in today's Washington Post: WAKE UP! In his op-ed Samuelson pans the lack of urgency by...
May 17, 2010 | Other Spending

Weekend Editorial Roundup

Here are the highlights from this weekend’s editorials on fiscal and budget policy:The Chicago Tribune noted that for all the attention paid to...
May 14, 2010 | Economics

MARKETWATCH THIS WEEK Is It Good to Be A Safe Haven?

U.S. markets continued to be dominated this week by the continuing roller coaster ride from the Greek (and eurozone) debt crisis. More positive U.S....

Bills Bills Bills: Extenders and Supplementals

Next week, House Democrats intend to introduce a package of aid to states, extended unemployement benefits, and tax break extensions. This "must...

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