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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 3, 2015 | Taxes

Does Rubio's Tax Plan Both Help the Poor the Most and Help the Rich More Than the Middle Class?

In the third Republican debate, moderator John Harwood and Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) had a small squabble about the distributional impact of the tax...
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Nov 3, 2015 | Budgets & Projections

Does the 2015 Budget Act Spend Now and Save Later?

Governor John Kasich claimed in the October 28 Republican Debate that the budget deal, formally known as the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015, is...
Nov 2, 2015 | Social Security

Sen. Lankford's SSDI Amendment Continues Progress on Improving the Program

During last week's debate on the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015, Sen. James Lankford (R-OK) offered up an amendment making many further changes...
Nov 2, 2015 | Other Spending

Lawmakers Promise to Repeal Crop Insurance Reforms

The budget deal recently signed into law relied heavily on one-time savings and gimmicks to offset the costs of the package, with less than half of...
Oct 30, 2015 | Budgets & Projections

The Tricks and Treats in the Budget Deal

With the Senate passing the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 in the wee hours of the morning the bill now heads to the President's desk for...

Social Security Changes in the Budget Deal

The recently-introduced Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 tackles a laundry list of items that lawmakers needed to address over this Congress, including...

Fiscal FactCheck: Third Republican Debate

This blog is part of the “Fiscal FactCheck” series designated to examine the accuracy of budget-related statements made during the 2016...
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Oct 29, 2015 | Taxes

Can You Make a Dent in the Fiscal Gap by Taxing the Top 1%?

Republican candidate Ben Carson claimed during the debate, "You can take everything from the top 1% and you apply it to our fiscal gap...
Oct 28, 2015 | Economics

Launching Fiscal FactCheck & Live-Tweeting the #CNBCGOPDebate

We are pleased to launch the Fiscal FactCheck series, a project of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. Beginning during tonight’s...
Oct 28, 2015 | Other Spending

Would a 3-Year Spending Freeze Balance the Budget?

Republican Presidential candidate Ben Carson has frequently talked about constraining the growing national debt, and this summer said that...