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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.

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Sep 22, 2017 | Taxes

Debt Would Equal the Economy in 2028 With Senate Tax Cut

It has been reported that Senate Budget Committee has agreed to include reconciliation instructions allowing a tax cut of $1.5 trillion in the Senate...
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Sep 18, 2017

CRFB 2017 Annual Dinner: Celebrating our Commitment to Fiscal Responsibility

On Tuesday, September 12, the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget hosted its 2017 Annual Dinner at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol...
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Sep 18, 2017 | Taxes

Resources for Tax Reform

Efforts to reform the tax code are underway, and they will pick up further this fall when the legislative process formally begins. CRFB has published...
Sep 18, 2017 | Taxes

Gene Steuerle: How To Design Tax Reform: 8 Lessons From 1986

Dr. Eugene (Gene) Steuerle is the Richard B. Fisher chair and Institute Fellow at the Urban Institute and a member of the Committee for a Responsible...
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Sep 18, 2017 | Taxes

Maya MacGuineas: Revenue Neutral, Gimmick Free Tax Reform Is Hard -- And Worth It

Maya MacGuineas is president of the nonpartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and head of the Campaign to Fix the Debt. She recently...
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Sep 15, 2017 | Budgets & Projections

Maya MacGuineas: $20 Trillion in National Debt Is a Big Deal

Maya MacGuineas is president of the nonpartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and head of the Campaign to Fix the Debt. She recently...
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Sep 14, 2017 | Other Spending

Appropriations Watch: FY 2018

Last updated 9/14/2017. The House (by a 316-90 vote) and Senate (by a 80-17 vote) voted last week on a continuing resolution which funds the...
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Sep 14, 2017 | Budgets & Projections

Why Did Debt Jump $318 Billion in One Day?

On September 8, 2017, gross U.S. debt increased almost $318 billion after President Trump signed legislation temporarily suspending the debt limit as...
Sep 12, 2017 | Health Care

Sanders to Introduce Single-Payer Bill – How Much Will It Cost?

Tomorrow, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is expected to introduce a single-payer health care bill (“Medicare for All”). The legislation also has...
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Sep 11, 2017 | Budget Process

Maya MacGuineas: Don’t Get Rid of the Debt Ceiling. Reform It.

Maya MacGuineas is president of the nonpartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and head of the Campaign to Fix the Debt. She recently...
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Sep 11, 2017 | Budgets & Projections

FY 2018 Budget Resolution Resources

Budget season is underway as part of a busy fall on Capitol Hill. Below are all CRFB publications related to the budget resolution. Check out the...
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Sep 11, 2017 | Budgets & Projections

The Republican Study Committee's Budget "Securing America's Future Economy"

As the House and Senate move forward in considering the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 budget over the next few weeks, the Republican Study Committee (RSC)...
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Sep 8, 2017 | Social Security| Economics

Are Today's Seniors Facing a "Retirement Crisis?" Not Really

Numerous headlines have claimed that we are facing a “retirement crisis,” and that most Americans are not saving enough to maintain their standard of...
Sep 6, 2017 | Budgets & Projections

Ed Rendell and Judd Gregg: Playing Politics with the Nation’s Financial Future

Ed Rendell and Judd Gregg are co-chairs of the Fix the Debt Campaign, a project of CRFB. Judd Gregg, a former Republican senator from New...
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Sep 5, 2017 | Taxes

Maya MacGuineas: GOP Considering a Half-Trillion-Dollar Tax-Reform Trick

Maya MacGuineas is president of the nonpartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and head of the Campaign to Fix the Debt. She recently...
Sep 5, 2017 | Economics

Marc Goldwein: National Debt: Yes, Rising Annual Deficits Threaten the U.S. Economy

Marc Goldwein is the senior vice president and senior policy director of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. He recently wrote a column...
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Aug 31, 2017 | Economics

Does 3% Growth Mean We Can Go Much Higher?

Yesterday, President Trump gave a speech in which he mentioned that the U.S. economy grew 3.0 percent in the second quarter. While this is a solid...
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Aug 30, 2017 | Taxes

Current Policy Gimmick Would Add Half-Trillion to Debt

Some tax cutters would like tax reform to embrace a troubling budget gimmick: a current policy baseline. Congressional leaders have set a revenue-...
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Aug 29, 2017 | Health Care

The ACA's Cost-Sharing Reductions (CSRs): A Primer

As policymakers move on from the "repeal and replace" debate on the Affordable Care Act (ACA or "Obamacare"), one of the subjects that repeatedly...
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Aug 24, 2017 | Budgets & Projections

The Fed's Effect on Deficits and Debt

As monetary policy watchers descend upon Jackson Hole, Wyoming, for the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City’s annual economic policy symposium, we...

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