CRFB Releases and Events

The Launch of the Campaign to Fix the Debt

Update: C-SPAN has uploaded a video of the event. You can view it here.

Today, CRFB is helping to launch the Campaign to Fix the Debt at the National Press Club.

CRFB Dives Deeper Into the Fiscal Cliff

After the report we released in March, the topic of the fiscal cliff has risen in prominence as CBO and others have attempted to estimate the size of the cliff. In addition, uncertainty over how it will be handled has started to make many different sectors of the economy anxious.

Introducing CRFB's Latest Long Term Realistic Baseline

With the release of CBO's Long-Term Budget Outlook last week, CRFB has updated the Realistic Baseline to incorporate elements of CBO's long-term budget and economic projections.

CRFB Comments on the CBO Outlook

CRFB's newest paper dives into the set of projections underlying CBO's Long Term Budget Outlook. The report shows two very divergent paths for the budget over the long-term, both of which would present formidable challenges for the U.S. economy for very different reasons.

Dynamic Scoring Explained

What is dynamic scoring? How are legislative proposals currently scored? CRFB's latest policy paper details the process and methods that the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) use to estimate the budget impact of legislation and the pros and cons of supplementing that process with "dynamic scoring."

CRFB’s Simulator: A Tool for Fixing the Budget

To hear the news coming out of Washington, finding the route to fiscal stability can be pretty hopeless as our leaders all steer in different directions. If only we had a GPS! Well, maybe we do.

CRFB Breaks Down the Social Security Trustees Report

With the release of Trustees reports on Social Security and Medicare, CRFB has released its analysis of the Social Security report, breaking down the sources of deterioration in the projection and what it means for the program.

Next Stop on the National Debt Tour: Roanoke, Virginia

Today, the National Debt Tour -- a nationwide discussion with policymakers, fiscal experts and business leaders pushing for a major deficit reduction solution in 2012 -- hits Roanoke, Virginia.

A Short History of CRFB's Budget Simulators

Congressional Quarterly's John Cranford has a nice profile of CRFB's "Stabilize the Debt" budget simulator. If you have not done so already, it is worth a run-through to get an idea of the kinds of choices that must be made to put debt on a downward path. Interestingly, Cranford also reminds readers of past efforts CRFB has done to quantify the impact of different budget options:

What Congress Should Do With the Fiscal Cliff

With a large number of policies set to expire or kick in at the end of the year, with serious fiscal impacts, CRFB has released a paper laying out the optimal path for policymakers to take to avoid both a short-term economic hit from the fiscal cliff and the long-term economic consequences of not dealing with our rising debt. The solution? You guessed it -- making smart, gradual, and targeted reforms to the key drivers of our debt.

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