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Blog | August 2014

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.
Aug 29, 2014 | Budgets & Projections

Sources of Spending Growth in CBO's Baseline

CBO's recent budget projections reaffirm that our debt problems are significant. Entitlements are projected to grow, as a result of a retiring...
Aug 28, 2014 | Budgets & Projections

How Alternative Policies Could Affect the Budget

CBO's latest budget projections, while a slight improvement, are not good news for the country's fiscal future. Debt is higher than at any...
Aug 28, 2014

Maya MacGuineas: Good Deeds Punished as Crossroads Dings Dems on Debt Plan

Maya MacGuineas, President of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, wrote a commentary that appeared in the Wall Street Journal Washington...
Aug 27, 2014

CRFB Analyzes CBO’s Updated Budget and Economic Forecast

Moments ago, CRFB published a new 6-page paper summarizing CBO’s latest Budget and Economic Outlook. Under its current law baseline, CBO...
Aug 27, 2014 | Budgets & Projections

Newest Budget Projections Show Gloomy Fiscal Picture

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) just released its August baseline, updating budget projections from April and economic projections from...
Aug 26, 2014

MY VIEW: Maya MacGuineas

Maya MacGuineas, President of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, wrote a commentary that appeared in the Wall Street Journal Washington...
Aug 26, 2014 | Budgets & Projections

Is the 2014 Budget Meeting Expectations?

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) is set to update its budget and economic projections tomorrow, laying out the fiscal picture for the next...
Aug 22, 2014 | Taxes

Inversions Reduce Revenue, But Extenders Cost More

Many policymakers have expressed concern about "tax inversions," transactions where American companies move their headquarters overseas in order to...
Aug 21, 2014 | Other Spending

Can Lawmakers Agree on Postal Reform?

The Postal Service has been losing money in recent years and has needed to cut back on services and raise stamp prices. However, these latest...
Aug 21, 2014 | Health Care

BPC Kicks Off Series on Delivery System Reform

The Bipartisan Policy Center's Health Project has kicked off a series of white papers on overcoming the obstacles to delivery system reform with...

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