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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.

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May 16, 2016 | Taxes

IRS Loses $400 Billion Per Year in Unpaid Taxes

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently released new estimates of the “tax gap” – the amount of taxes owed that go uncollected...
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May 13, 2016 | Budget Process

David Perdue & Maya MacGuineas: Repairing the budget process

Senator David Perdue, the junior senator from Georgia, and Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, wrote a...
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May 12, 2016 | Health Care

Maya MacGuineas: Paul Ryan’s Chance to Move Donald Trump on Entitlement Reform

Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and head of the Campaign to Fix the Debt, wrote a commentary ...
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May 11, 2016 | Economics

Donald Trump's Treasury Buyback Plan

Last week, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump made waves in a CNBC interview when he seemed to indicate that he would seek to...
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May 10, 2016 | Budgets & Projections

Telling the Whole Story on Interest and Long-Term Debt

In a recent blog, New York Times columnist and economist Paul Krugman criticized Donald Trump's recent suggestion that he'll "negotiate...
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May 10, 2016 | Economics

Maya MacGuineas: Dangers in Donald Trump’s Debt Suggestions

Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and head of the Campaign to Fix the Debt, wrote a commentary that...
May 10, 2016 | Social Security

Marc Goldwein: Candidates, Stop Perpetuating Social Security Myths. Start Offering Solutions.

Marc Goldwein is the Senior Vice President and Senior Policy Director of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. He wrote a ...
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May 10, 2016 | Social Security

Jim McCrery and Earl Pomeroy: It's time for action on Social Security disability insurance

Former U.S. Representatives Jim McCrery (R-LA) and Earl Pomeroy (D-ND) are the co-chairs of the McCrery-Pomeroy SSDI Solutions Initiative,...
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May 9, 2016 | Budgets & Projections

Debt Will Rise Under the Next President

Our recent updates and analyses of the fiscal policies of Secretary Clinton, Senator Sanders, and Donald Trump show that debt would rise from today...
May 9, 2016 | Health Care

Analysis of Donald Trump's Health Care Plan

UPDATED: This analysis was originally published on March 14, 2016. It has since been updated on May 9, 2016 to reflect updated estimates of the...

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