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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.

Nov 12, 2013 | Taxes

CEPR Proposes a Financial Transaction Fee for Sequester Offset

What to do about sequestration remains one of the most important questions before the budget conference, and while replacing at least part of the...
Nov 12, 2013 | Other Spending

Offsetting the Defense Sequester

Replacing the sequester will be an important item on the conference committee's agenda, and it may also be the most difficult. Right now, the two...
Nov 12, 2013

No, Actually, the Fiscal Gap Has Not Fallen by 8 Percentage Points

Last week, at a breakfast with David Wessel and Gerald Seib of The Wall Street Journal, Council of Economic Advisers chair Jason Furman made the case...
Nov 11, 2013

Line Items: Veterans Day Edition

Saluting Service – Today we salute those who have served the United States in the military with a federal holiday. While many have a day off,...
Nov 11, 2013 | Budgets & Projections

CBO Breaks Down the Generational Distribution of the Budget

When talking about the debt, it is hard to avoid also talking about generational inequity. Many groups, especially the Can Kicks Back, have worked to...
Nov 8, 2013 | Taxes

The Senate Democrats' List of Tax Breaks to Axe

It has been one week since the budget conference committee's first meeting, and many are speculating that the committee could realistically come up...
Nov 8, 2013 | Budgets & Projections

GAO Explains the Debt

The Government Accountability Office, the investigative arm of Congress, posted a short educational video explaining the national debt today. In a...

An Insurance Conglomerate with a Shrinking Government on the Side, in Three Graphs

It's no secret that a significant portion of the federal budget is devoted to our national defense and insurance programs like Social Security,...
Nov 7, 2013 | Taxes

The Tax Break-Down: The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit

This is the fourteenth post in our blog series, The Tax Break-Down, which will analyze and review tax breaks under discussion as part of tax reform....

Social Security Should Be Part of the Conversation

All eyes are on the budget conference committee, which has a myriad of options available to consider as it negotiates this year's budget resolution....

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