Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget
Concept_DC_Capitol Building

Blog

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.

Dec 6, 2013 | Budgets & Projections

Are Retirement Savings in the Budget Deal?

The budget conference committee is rumored to be close to a deal that includes changes to federal retirement programs, increasing the share that...
Dec 6, 2013 | Health Care

Health Care's Black Friday Sale

Earlier this year, we discussed how the prospects for a permanent fix to the Sustainable Growth Rate formula had improved given CBO's dramatic...

Could PBGC Premiums Be Part of a Budget Deal?

With Budget chairs Ryan and Murray apparently close to a deal, they may turn to PBGC premiums as a way to raise money without increasing taxes.For...

Will ACA’s Uncompensated Care Payment Reductions be Made Permanent?

Among the proposals that the budget committee is rumored to be considering to replace a small part of the sequester is an extension of...
Dec 5, 2013

MY VIEW: David Walker

It's just a little over a week before the budget conference committee is supposed to present its recommendations to Congress. Former U.S. Comptroller...
Dec 5, 2013

MY VIEW: David Walker

It's just a little over a week before the budget conference committee is suppposed to present its recommendations to Congress. Former U.S....
Dec 4, 2013 | Other Spending

Like Other Extenders, Unemployment Benefits Should Be Offset

Recently, several Members of Congress and outside groups have called for continuing extended unemployment benefits to allow the unemployed to collect...
Dec 4, 2013

Line Items: Bargains Edition

Deals to be Had – We survived Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Giving Tuesday. While the door buster bargains may be gone, there are still deals...

Not Stepping Backward: CRFB's Paper on Budget Gimmicks

In his recent testimony, CBO directory Doug Elmendorf argued that it would be beneficial for policymakers to make large improvements to our budgetary...
Dec 4, 2013 | Taxes

A Responsible Approach to Tax Reform

Last month, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) released three tax reform discussion drafts. One of the most...

Pages