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Blog | August 2015

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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Aug 31, 2015 | Social Security

Bipartisan Policy Center Publishes SSDI Recommendations

The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) recently convened a Disability Insurance Working Group and released their recommendations to address the...

Three Scenarios for Projecting Debt

Our recent analysis of the Congressional Budget Office's (CBO) August baseline focused on CBO's official current law baseline projections,...
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Aug 26, 2015 | Budgets & Projections

CRFB Breaks Down the Newest CBO Budget Projections

CRFB has released its analysis of CBO's latest ten-year budget projections, detailing the important facts from the report and how it has changed...
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Aug 25, 2015 | Budgets & Projections

CBO Still Shows Unsustainable Debt in its August Baseline

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) just released its August baseline, updating budget projections from March and economic projections from January...
Aug 24, 2015 | Social Security

Event Recap: McCrery-Pomeroy SSDI Solutions Conference

On Tuesday, August 4, 2015, the McCrery-Pomeroy SSDI Solutions Initiative hosted its SSDI Solutions Conference, presenting the 12...
Aug 24, 2015 | Budgets & Projections

Immigration Reform Drives Positive Economic Effects of the President's Budget

CBO released its estimate of the economic effects of the President's budget late last week, doing dynamic scoring for the President's budget...
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Aug 24, 2015 | Social Security

Judd Gregg: Ensuring Social Security’s Future

Judd Gregg, a former Republican senator from New Hampshire, served as chairman of the Senate Budget Committee from 2005 to 2007 and ranking member...
Aug 21, 2015 | Economics

Mitch Daniels: Could income-share agreements help solve the student debt crisis?

Mitch Daniels is the president of Purdue University, a former governor of Indiana, a former director of the Office of Management and Budget, and a co...
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A Preview of the Potentially High-Stakes Fall

Lawmakers have dealt with several Fiscal Speed Bumps – budgetary deadlines – throughout the year, but quite a few will appear over the...
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Aug 19, 2015 | Social Security

Gene Steuerle: Reforming Disability Policy: Tough Choices Required

Dr. Eugene (Gene) Steuerle is the Richard B. Fisher chair and Institute Fellow at the Urban Institute and a member of the Committee for a Responsible...