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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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Sen. Bernie Sanders
Feb 2, 2016 | Health Care

How Much Would Sen. Bernie Sanders's Single-Payer Plan Cost?

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) recently released arguably his most ambitious policy proposal yet, to move to a single-...
Sen. Manchin and Sen. Lankford
Jan 29, 2016 | Social Security

Sen. Lankford and Sen. Manchin Ask For Continued Reform on the SSDI Program

Senators James Lankford (R-OK) and Joe Manchin (D-WV) sent a letter Thursday to Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Ranking...
Jan 29, 2016 | Budgets & Projections

Everything You Need to Know About CBO's January 2016 Budget and Economic Outlook

We've published a new chartbook to illustrate the most important facts and figures from this week's report by the Congressional Budget Office...

Social Security, Medicare, & Interest Drive 3/4 of Spending Growth

The deficit will grow from less than $550 billion in 2016 to $1.4 trillion in 2026, according to this week's report by the Congressional Budget...
Maya MacGuineas
Jan 22, 2016 | Budgets & Projections

Maya MacGuineas: What CBO’s Debt Projections Suggest About Congress and the Budget Process

Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, wrote a commentary that appeared in the Wall Street Journal Washington...
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Jan 22, 2016 | Budgets & Projections

The Long-Term Debt Picture Looks Much Worse As Well

The Congressional Budget Office's (CBO) summary of their upcoming budget projections showed a much worse ten-year outlook for deficits and debt,...
Maya MacGuineas

Maya MacGuineas: Modernizing Social Security and Medicare Starts with Leadership

Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and head of the Campaign to Fix the Debt, was interviewed by the George...
Balance Budget
Jan 21, 2016 | Budgets & Projections

It Could Take $8 Trillion to Balance the Budget

Tuesday’s release of the topline numbers for this year's Congressional Budget Office (CBO) baseline is a gut punch to congressional budget...
Papers
Jan 20, 2016 | Budgets & Projections

Our Analysis of CBO's January 2016 Budget and Economic Outlook Summary

The era of declining deficits is over. That's the conclusion of our analysis of the Congressional Budget Office's (CBO) January 2016...
FY 2017
Jan 19, 2016 | Budgets & Projections

Deficits Rise in Latest Budget Projections

Update: You can view our full analysis here. The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) just released baseline projections showing rapidly rising...

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