Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

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View our recurring reports, which summarize and analyze the most important regular federal budget releases and reports.

Essay: Our Unsustainable Budget Situation

NIHCM Foundation | May 2010Our Burgeoning Federal Debt There is little doubt that the United States is on an unsustainable budget path. Budget...
May 20, 2010

Op-Ed: Could the U.S. End Up Like Greece?

CNN | May 20, 2010Over the past month, we've watched from distant shores as Greece has plunged into a debt crisis. Mounting pressure from global...
May 15, 2010 | Health Care

Op-Ed: From a Fiscal Standpoint, Alarm About Health Care Reform

Pioneer Press | May 15, 2010 As co-chair of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget (yes, I know it sounds like an oxymoron), I helped...
Mar 25, 2010 | Budgets & Projections

CBO's Analysis of the President's FY2011 Budget

In its Analysis of the President's Budget, CBO estimates that the FY 2011 budget proposals would cause public debt levels to rise to 90 percent of...
Feb 22, 2010 | Budgets & Projections

Fiscal Turnarounds: International Success Stories

The U.S. is not alone in facing massive budget deficits and an exploding debt, nor is it the first country to face this type of situation. There are...
Feb 16, 2010 | Economics

Happy Birthday ARRA: The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act One Year Later

A year after its creation, the ARRA has disbursed about $300 billion, of the now $862 billion, through spending increases and tax breaks. Almost all...