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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.

Donald Trump
May 23, 2016 | Taxes

How Much Do Donald Trump's Tax Cuts for Millionaires Cost?

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton recently released a fact sheet on her campaign website that criticizes...
Alice Rivlin
May 19, 2016 | Budgets & Projections

Alice Rivlin, Queen of Washington's Budget Wonks

Alice Rivlin is a former director of the Congressional Budget Office and Office of Management and Budget. She has served as a member of the National...
Eugene Steuerle
May 18, 2016 | Economics

Gene Steuerle: Opportunity for All Isn’t Gonna Happen on This Path

Dr. Eugene (Gene) Steuerle is the Richard B. Fisher chair and Institute Fellow at the Urban Institute and a member of the Committee for a Responsible...
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May 16, 2016 | Budget Process

House and Senate Move Forward on Appropriations

April 15 is the annual statutory deadline for passing a conferenced budget resolution though the House and Senate, which is intended to formally kick...
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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...
David Perdue and Maya MacGuineas
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...
Paul Ryan
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...
Donald Trump
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...

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