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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.

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...
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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...
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Jun 22, 2016 | Social Security

A Quick Take on the 2016 Social Security Trustees Report

The Social Security and Medicare Trustees have released their reports on the financial state of their respective programs. With regards to Social...
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Jun 20, 2016 | Budgets & Projections

Judd Gregg: The Silver Lining

Judd Gregg, a former Republican senator from New Hampshire, served as chairman of the Senate Budget Committee from 2005 to 2007 and ranking...
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Jun 17, 2016 | Budget Process

The Need for Fiscal Goals

The House Budget Committee held a hearing on Wednesday (June 15, 2016) on budget process reform and the need for fiscal goals. CRFB president...
Jun 17, 2016

Maya MacGuineas: George Voinovich's remarkable legacy of fiscal responsibility

Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and head of the Campaign to Fix the Debt, wrote an opinion piece that...
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Jun 16, 2016 | Social Security

Senators Cotton and Lee Propose Ideas to Strengthen SSDI

Senators Tom Cotton (R-AR) and Mike Lee (R-UT) introduced legislation recently to help improve the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)...