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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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Jul 13, 2016 | Budget Process

Shedding Light on the Fiscal State of the Nation

Representative Jim Renacci (R-OH) along with Representative John Carney (D-DE) and 22 other original cosponsors introduced a bipartisan Fiscal State...
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Jul 12, 2016 | Budgets & Projections

CBO Shows an Unsustainable Long-Term Fiscal Path

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) today released its 2016 Long-Term Budget Outlook, showing a clearly unsustainable long-term path for the...
Hillary Clinton & Donald Trump
Jul 11, 2016 | Economics

Scoring Clinton and Trump with Different Growth Assumptions

In our analysis "Promises and Price Tags: A Fiscal Guide to the 2016 Election," we compared the fiscal effects of the policies proposed by...
Jul 7, 2016 | Budgets & Projections

Marc Goldwein: Both Clinton and Trump Would Grow National Debt

Marc Goldwein is the senior vice president and senior policy director of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. He recently wrote a guest...
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Jul 5, 2016 | Taxes

House GOP Sketches Out Details on Tax Reform

The House Republicans continue to rollout several policy proposals/frameworks, recently releasing a tax reform plan that aims to reduce tax rates and...
Jul 1, 2016 | Social Security

Social Security May Be In Worse Shape Than Trustees Suggest

The Social Security Trustees made their projections last week showing the program's sizeable shortfall and its trust fund's insolvency date,...
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Jun 30, 2016 | Health Care

Medicare Trustees Show Need for Reform

The Medicare Trustees released their latest report last week, along with the companion Social Security Trustees' report.  The report...
Donald Trump
Jun 28, 2016 | Budgets & Projections

PBS NewsHour Piece on CRFB's Latest Analysis

Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, wrote a column that appeared in PBS NewsHour's Making Sen$e....
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Jun 27, 2016 | Social Security

Maya MacGuineas: Social Security: focus on solvency first

Maya MacGuineas, president of the nonpartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and head of the Campaign to Fix the Debt, wrote an op-ed...
Jun 23, 2016 | Budget Process

Bipartisan Group of Senators Introduce Fiscal Commission Bill

Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Mark Kirk (R-IL), and David Perdue (R-GA) recently introduced legislation that would create a bipartisan National...