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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.

Aug 18, 2009 | Budgets & Projections

Record Monthly and Yearly U.S. Deficit

August 18 - According to Bloomberg, last month's budget deficit hit a...
Aug 17, 2009 | Other Spending

Unwanted Defense Spending Draws Presidential Veto Threat

President Obama reiterated his intention to veto any Defense...
Aug 14, 2009

Obama Economic Advisor Appears on The Daily Show

Austan Goolsbee, chief economist of President Obama's Economic Recovery Advisory Board appears below on the Daily Show with John Stewart. Goolsbee...
Aug 12, 2009 | Economics

FOMC Leaves Stance Unchanged

August 12 - The key Fed policymaking body, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC), released its...

CRFB Discusses CBO Social Security Projections

August 11 - Today, CRFB released a report highlighting its...

CBO Reports on Social Security

August 8 - Today, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its Long-Term...
Aug 6, 2009 | Budgets & Projections

CBO Releases Budget Options Volume 2

August 6 - Today, the CBO released the second of...
Aug 5, 2009

Top Senate Democrats Look to Reinforce Cash for Clunkers Before Recess

August 5 - Harry Reid and other top Senate officials are confident that a vote to extend the...

Taxing the Middle Class

August 4 - Yesterday, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs...
Jul 31, 2009 | Economics

Second Quarter U.S. GDP and the Stimulus Package

July 31 - U.S. real GDP declined by 1.0% (annual rate) in the second quarter, the fourth straight quarterly drop, according to...
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Jul 30, 2009 | Health Care

CRFB Release Urges Health Care Cost Controls

July 30 - Yesterday, CRFB put out a release...
Jul 29, 2009 | Health Care

House and Senate Move Closer to Health Care Reform

July 29 - Both the House and Senate announced today that...
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Jul 28, 2009 | Budgets & Projections

China Continues to Question U.S. Debt Security

June 28 - Martin Crutsinger reports today that, at least behind closed doors, China has been raising serious concerns about the state of the US...
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New CBO Reports on Health Care Reform

July 27 - This weekend, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released two very significant reports,...
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Jul 24, 2009 | Budget Process

The Statutory Pay-as-You-Go Act of 2009

July 24 - This week the House passed statutory PAYGO legislation requiring spending and tax cuts to be offset in a deficit-neutral fashion. While...
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Jul 24, 2009 | Health Care

Obama Interview with the Washington Post

July 24 - Read Fred Hiatt's excellent...
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Jul 22, 2009 | Budget Process

House Passes Statutory PAYGO

Today, the House of Representatives...
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Jul 21, 2009 | Health Care

CRFB Releases "Health Care and the Federal Budget"

July 21 - Today the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget released "...

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