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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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May 10, 2016 | Social Security

Jim McCrery and Earl Pomeroy: It's time for action on Social Security disability insurance

Former U.S. Representatives Jim McCrery (R-LA) and Earl Pomeroy (D-ND) are the co-chairs of the McCrery-Pomeroy SSDI Solutions Initiative,...
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May 9, 2016 | Budgets & Projections

Debt Will Rise Under the Next President

Our recent updates and analyses of the fiscal policies of Secretary Clinton, Senator Sanders, and Donald Trump show that debt would rise from today...
May 9, 2016 | Health Care

Analysis of Donald Trump's Health Care Plan

UPDATED: This analysis was originally published on March 14, 2016. It has since been updated on May 9, 2016 to reflect updated estimates of the...
May 4, 2016 | Budgets & Projections

Millennials: Your Next President Should Be Concerned About the Debt

In a recent op-ed in TIME, Michael A. Peterson, the president and CEO of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation, outlined why millennials need the next...
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May 1, 2016 | Other Spending

House and Senate Move Forward on Appropriations

April 15 is the annual statutory deadline for passing a conferenced budget resolution though the House and Senate, which is intended to formally kick...
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Apr 29, 2016 | Budget Process

Event Recap: Fixing the Budget Process

As part of our Better Budget Process Initiative, the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget recently hosted a briefing on Capitol Hill called...
Apr 26, 2016

CRFB Mentioned in Three Presidential Debates

The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget has been mentioned by name in three presidential debates over the past few months. This is a good sign...
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Apr 18, 2016 | Taxes

Tax Day 2016: Charts to Explain our Tax System

Today is Tax Day! Our partners at Fix the Debt have republished their annual chartbook to explain federal taxes – including who pays them, what...
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Apr 14, 2016 | Social Security

Event Recap: McCrery-Pomeroy SSDI Solutions Initiative Recommendations Release

On Wednesday, April 6, the McCrery-Pomeroy SSDI Solutions Initiative released its final recommendations and book of policy proposals dedicated...
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Apr 14, 2016 | Budgets & Projections

Maya MacGuineas: Our Debt Problem Needs Action—Not Empty Promises: 5 questions for candidates on balancing the budget

Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and head of the Campaign to Fix the Debt, wrote an article...