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Blog | July 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.

The Right Spending Target

A few weeks ago, Fiscal Commission co-chair Erskine Bowles suggested that in designing a plan, "revenue as a percentage of GDP [should not...

Thune to the Rescue!

Sen. John Thune (R-SD) introduced a deficit reduction and budget reform bill yesterday, aptly titled the Deficit Reduction and Budget Reform Act of...

The Truth Can Help Set Us Free of Debt

Add another solid idea to the growing list of proposals to help improve federal budgeting and put the country on a sustainable fiscal course....
Jul 30, 2010 | Economics

MARKETWATCH: July 26-30

The week saw ups and downs of interest in Treasury debt instruments on the margin.  Foreign interest backed off a little as perceptions of risk...
Jul 30, 2010 | Budgets & Projections

Appropriations Update: Lawmakers Moving 2011 Spending Bills

Signaling their desire to be more austere, House and Senate appropriators continued pushing their Fiscal 2011 spending bills through the system this...
Jul 30, 2010 | Health Care

Targeting IPAB

Ever since health care reform passed in March, it's had a huge target on its back by those who want to repeal it. Unfortunately, the bullseye for...
Jul 29, 2010 | Budgets & Projections

CRFB Testifies Before the President’s Fiscal Commission

The National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform held its fourth meeting yesterday where it heard from our very own CRFB President, Maya...
Jul 28, 2010

CRFB in the Ripon Forum

CRFB board member Doug Holtz-Eakin and CRFB president Maya MacGuineas both had essays in the most recent edition of the Ripon Forum. While they...
Jul 28, 2010 | Taxes

Extending the Tax Cuts: The Possibilities Are Endless!

Really they are. With the 2001/2003 tax cuts set to expire in five months, the topic is coming up with increasing frequency. Unlike with the estate...

Peter has (Almost) Left the Building

Appearing at his old alma mater, the Brookings Institution, Wednesday, Peter Orszag bid adieu to public sector employment in his final public...

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