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Blog | June 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.
Jun 30, 2010 | Budgets & Projections

CRFB President Testifies Before President's Fiscal Commission

This afternoon, CRFB President Maya MacGuineas testified before the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, offering several...

Spending and Revenues in the Long Term Outlook

After much anticipation, the CBO has released its Long Term Budget Outlook, which gives the first glimpse at the long-term effects of the...
Jun 30, 2010 | Budgets & Projections

Fiscal Commission Holds Public Forum

This morning, CBO Director Doug Elmendorf released CBO's long-term outlook at the third public meeting of The National Commission on Fiscal...
Jun 30, 2010 | Budgets & Projections

CBO Releases Sobering New Long Term Outlook

CBO’s Long Term Budget Outlook, released today (see our press release here), paints a more alarming picture of the U.S. debt path than had been...
Jun 29, 2010

Brown: Don’t Take Financial Overhaul Offsets to the Bank

Major legislation reforming the financial regulatory process hit a snag today as Senator Scott Brown (R-MA) said he would not support the bill...

Line Items: Extenders Debate Ends; Appropriations Season Begins

Extenders Put on Hold – Legislation to extend some tax breaks and expanded unemployment insurance has been put on the back burner because...
Jun 28, 2010

The Ten Commandments

Unbeknownst to the public, Olivier Blanchard and Carlo Cottarelli ascended Mt. Sinai at some point earlier this year. Last week, they came down with...
Jun 28, 2010

Our "Sexed Up" Website

In his Sunday Wonkbook post, Ezra Klein highlighted CRFB’s Stabilize the Debt interactive online game, which allows visitors to pick and choose...
Jun 28, 2010

G20 Fiscal Goals: Like Losing Half Your Pregnancy Weight

The declaration from the G20 meetings in Toronto this past weekend sounds, at first, to be taking a strong stance on fiscal consolidation.“...

Business as Usual--Backdoor Spending Included in Supplemental

Here they go again. As they have for years, lawmakers are attempting to tuck billions of dollars for unrelated programs into the war supplemental...

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