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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 24, 2020 | Other Spending

Marjorie Margolies: Treat pandemic but don’t forget debt

Marjorie Margolies is president of Women’s Campaign International and a member of the board of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. ...
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Major Trust Funds Headed for Insolvency Within 11 Years

A number of important federal programs, such as Social Security and Medicare, are financed through dedicated revenue sources and...
Jul 20, 2020 | Economics

Income Has Risen Through the COVID Recession But That May Soon Change

Despite the sharpest economic contraction is modern history, personal income has actually grown since the COVID-19 crisis started through May. While...
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Jul 17, 2020 | Budget Process

Citizens Against Government Waste’s 2020 Pig Book Highlights Appropriations Abuses

Last week, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) released their 2020 Congressional Pig Book to highlight the irresponsible spending that continues...
Jul 15, 2020 | Economics

How Big Should the Next COVID Package Be?

With over $2 trillion of fiscal support now out the door, Congress is considering additional legislation to help stabilize the economy, support...
Jul 14, 2020 | Other Spending

Maya MacGuineas Joins C-SPAN to Discuss Tax Policy and Coronavirus Relief

Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget president Maya MacGuineas recently appeared on C-SPAN's Washington Journal. She discussed the latest...
Jul 14, 2020 | Other Spending

Marc Goldwein: A Way Forward on Unemployment Benefits

Marc Goldwein is senior vice president and senior policy director of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. He recently wrote...
Jul 10, 2020 | Other Spending

A July Update on the Paycheck Protection Program

The Treasury Department and Small Business Administration (SBA) this week released the names of over 650,000 businesses who received forgivable...
Jul 10, 2020 | Other Spending

Options for a Responsible Defense Budget

Congress is considering the annual National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) this month. The Senate Armed Services Committee approved a bill...
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Jul 7, 2020 | Budgets & Projections

Dunking on the Debt

Concern about the national debt came from an unexpected corner when Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie announced that he would bring the...

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