Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

Health Care

Opinion Piece on Budget Reform

Maya MacGuineas’ opinion piece in Roll Call, Reducing the Budget Deficit Requires More Th

The Second Ten Years

CQ reports that CBO is likely to score the costs of the Senate Finance Committee health care bill for the second ten year period.

Selective Triggering

We think triggers can be helpful in budgeting, by providing a back-up plan for when estimates prove wrong or conditions change, and by helping...

The Deficit Pledge

"I will not sign a plan that adds one dime to our deficits – either now or in the future. Period.”

Some Highlights from Obama's Health Care Speech

A few minutes ago, President Obama addressed a joint session of Congress to discuss health care reform.

Those 'Health Care Gimmicks' Are Still Out There

Today, the Peter G. Peterson Foundation released a Lewin Group analysis of the current House health care reform bill (America’s Affordable...

Pandering to Seniors

Responsible budgeting is always challenging – but it is particularly so when the discussion centers on certain “third rail" issues...

Fiscal Space, Stimulus and Entitlement Cuts

Given the weak economy, how do we balance our need for economic stimulus now with our need to get our fiscal house in order to prevent the age and

Taxing the Middle Class

August 4 - Yesterday, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs