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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 24, 2013 | Taxes

The Tax Break-Down: Foreign Earned Income Exclusion

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

Q&A: Everything You Should Know About the Conference Committee

As part of the bipartisan deal to end the government shutdown and avoid default, a budget conference was established. The purpose of this conference...
Oct 23, 2013 | Budgets & Projections

Where the Conference is Starting From

The first official meeting of the conference committee is expected to occur sometime next week, at which point the conferees will begin attempting to...
Oct 23, 2013 | Taxes

Citizens for Tax Justice Releases Tax Reform Plan

Citizens for Tax Justice has released a new tax reform plan which eliminates some tax breaks and uses some of the revenue to cut the top rate and...
Oct 23, 2013

Social Security Can Show a Way Forward

Years of failed budget negotiations have illustrated the political difficulties of a big budget deal. Neither political party is willing to touch...
Oct 23, 2013

Line Items: Back in Business Edition

Shutdown Smackdown – The shutdown ended and a default was averted last week, but the fallout continues as voters express their displeasure with...
Oct 22, 2013 | Taxes

The 1986 Tax Reform Act Turns 27

On this day 27 years ago, President Ronald Reagan signed into the law the Tax Reform Act of 1986, which stands as the last major overhaul of the US...
Oct 22, 2013 | Budgets & Projections

New Poll Finds Broad Support for Comprehensive Debt Plan

The Campaign to Fix the Debt has recently released the results of a new national telephone poll that found broad support for a comprehensive deficit...
Oct 22, 2013

Fix the Debt Releases Citizen's Plan

Yesterday, the Campaign to Fix the Debt unveiled its Citizens' Plan for lawmakers to consider over these next two months of budgetary debates....
Oct 21, 2013

Larry Fink: Washington Needs to Prove the Political System Still Works

As the dust begins to clear from this month's political battle over the debt ceiling and government shutdown, there have many reports of businesses...