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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.

Oct 11, 2013 | Budget Process

Keep Gimmicks Out Of A Deal

As the government shutdown continues into its 11th day, the two parties have just begun having serious negotiations about reopening the government...
Oct 10, 2013 | Budgets & Projections

Marc Goldwein: Don’t Believe the Myth That Debt Problem is a Myth

With the recent improvement in medium-term budget projections, some are trying to advance the myth that our debt problems have been solved. But as we...
Oct 10, 2013

MY VIEW: Maya MacGuineas

In yesterday's New York Times, the paper asks in its "Room for Debate" series what federal spending we are better off without in light of...
Oct 9, 2013 | Budget Process

Rep. Paul Ryan Floats a Down Payment

In an op-ed in The Wall Street Journal, House Budget Committee chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) presents a possible down payment on the debt as a way out of...
Oct 9, 2013 | Taxes

Kent Conrad: A Way Out Possible

The government is still shut down, and the debt ceiling is looming around the corner. Markets are beginning to worry, and the country is facing its...
Oct 9, 2013

MY VIEW: Rudy Penner

As we draw ever nearer to the projected deadline for hitting the debt ceiling, Congress still has not been able to make a deal. Today, CRFB board...
Oct 9, 2013 | Social Security

New Report Finds Abuse of Disability Insurance System

Earlier this week, the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs convened a hearing addressing fraudulent behavior in the...
Oct 8, 2013 | Budget Process

Another Super Committee?

Update: The Obama Administration has issued a veto threat for the bill, instead preferring that Congress pass a clean CR and debt ceiling...
Oct 8, 2013

Congressional Fiscal Leadership Council Urges Lawmakers to Action

Today, the Fix the Debt Campaign's Congressional Fiscal Leadership Council released an open letter signed by a group of 120 former Members of...

One-Month T-Bill Shows Market Skittishness

As we continue to approach the October 17 deadline when the Treasury Department estimates that extraordinary measures will be exhausted, leaving...

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