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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.

Apr 14, 2014 | Budgets & Projections

CBO Continues to Show Unsustainable Debt Path

In advance of the release of their analysis of the President's budget, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has updated their budget baseline for...
Apr 14, 2014 | Taxes

Extending Tax Breaks Would Squander Fiscal Cliff Revenue

After allowing taxes to rise on the highest 1 percent of earners at the beginning of last year, many Democrats patted themselves on the back for...

How the House-Passed Budget Tightens Defense Spending Caps

In our discussion of House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan's (R-WI) budget, we talked about one area where the budget actually boosts spending:...
Apr 10, 2014 | Health Care

Bipartisan Policy Center Launches Long-Term Care Initiative

The enormous cost of providing long-term care represents a major challenge for America's health system, and a major funding challenge for...
Apr 9, 2014 | Budgets & Projections

Comparing Debt Under the FY2015 Budgets

Budgets for the upcoming fiscal year have been released from the White House, House Republicans, House Democrats, the Republican Study Committee, the...
Apr 9, 2014 | Budgets & Projections

The Republican Study Committee's Alternative Budget

Just after House Democrats released their budget this week, the Republican Study Committee has come out with its own proposal to balance...
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Apr 9, 2014 | Budgets & Projections

Congressional Black Caucus Releases Budget

Following House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan's (R-WI) budget markup last week and floor debate this week, the Congressional Black...
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“Long-Term SCORE Act” Introduced Today

Congressman Reid Ribble (R-WI) and Congressman Mark Pocan (D-WI) introduced the Long-Term Studies of Comprehensive Outcomes and Returns for the...

Health Care Reforms in Chairman Paul Ryan's FY 2015 Budget

Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) FY 2015 budget achieves $3 trillion of its $5.1 trillion in deficit reduction over the next ten...
Apr 8, 2014

2014 GAO Report on Duplication and Overlap

Each year, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) produces a report covering opportunities to reduce fragmentation, overlap, and duplication...