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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.

Mar 14, 2016

ARCHIVE: Analysis of Donald Trump's Health Care Plan

NOTE: This is an archive version of this analysis and contains out-of-date estimates. The most up-to-date analysis can be found here:
Business Tax
Mar 11, 2016 | Taxes

Ted Cruz's Tax Plan is a VAT

Senator Ted Cruz has repeatedly denied the claim that his 16 percent business flat tax as actually a value-added tax (VAT). Although...
House Budget

Rep. Tom McClintock Proposes Changes to Improve Budget Enforcement

As House Republicans continue to discuss the Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 budget resolution, Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA) has recommended budget process...
Mar 10, 2016 | Budgets & Projections

Marc Goldwein: Candidates' Numbers Must Add Up

Marc Goldwein is the Senior Vice President and Senior Policy Director of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. He wrote a ...
health care
Mar 10, 2016 | Health Care

Medicare to Test New Payment Models for Outpatient Drugs

Progress on policies to slow the growth of health care spending is expected to be slow in an election year, but this week, the Center for Medicare...
Mar 10, 2016 | Taxes

Event: Scoring the 2016 Presidential Tax Plans

Update: The event is now over, and a recording of the video will be available soon. As a part of our Fiscal FactCheck project, CRFB is hosting an...
Fiscal FactCheck

Four Fiscal FactChecks from the Past Month

As the 2016 Presidential primary season rolls on, CRFB continues to fact check the candidates on budget-related statements made during the campaign...
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Mar 7, 2016 | Health Care

Could Negotiating Medicare Drug Prices Save $300 Billion Per Year?

Over the course of the Presidential campaign, Republican campaign Donald Trump has repeatedly called for having Medicare directly negotiate...
2016 Campaign
Mar 4, 2016 | Budgets & Projections

MY VIEW: Marc Goldwein: Candidates' budget plans don't add up

Marc Goldwein is the Senior Vice President and Senior Policy Director of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. He gave an ...
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Mar 4, 2016 | Budgets & Projections

Congress Can Pass Bills to Reduce the Deficit This Year

House Members appear to be resolving a disagreement over what this year’s discretionary spending cap should be. Some House Republicans have...