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Blog | August 2017

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 16, 2017 | Taxes

Do Retroactive Tax Cuts Do Much to Boost Economic Growth?

As talk of tax reform heats up, some are calling for tax cuts to be made retroactive. An article in The Hill  reports that Rep. Mark Meadows (R-...
Aug 14, 2017 | Social Security

Social Security's 82nd Birthday

Today, the Social Security program turns 82 years old. Social Security helps millions of Americans, and the program has a lot to celebrate. But the...
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Aug 10, 2017 | Health Care

Problem Solvers Caucus Finds Bipartisan Compromise on Health Care

The bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus last week released a plan to stabilize the individual insurance market and make other changes to health care...
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Aug 10, 2017 | Other Spending

Appropriations Watch: FY 2018

Appropriations season has heated up. Despite only the House Budget Committee approving a budget resolution, both chambers of Congress are...
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Aug 10, 2017 | Budget Process

House and Senate Move Forward on FY 2018 Appropriations

The appropriations season is moving forward before Congress has passed a budget. Below, we explain how that can happen. Typically, Congress is...
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Aug 9, 2017 | Budget Process

Maya MacGuineas: Take It from a Fiscal Hawk: Raise the Debt Ceiling

Maya MacGuineas is president of the nonpartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and head of the Campaign to Fix the Debt. She recently...
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Aug 1, 2017 | Taxes

Maya MacGuineas: 31 Years Later, Tax System Stuck in the 'Danger Zone'

Maya MacGuineas is president of the nonpartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and head of the Campaign to Fix the Debt. She recently...
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Aug 1, 2017 | Health Care

CBO: Drug Importation Saves $1 Billion Per Year

A recently overlooked part of the health reform debate has been how to control rising costs. One way to do so would be to lower the price of...