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Blog | June 2018

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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Jun 15, 2018 | Taxes

After Tax Reform, Tax Expenditures Remain Costly

The Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) recently released its latest tax expenditure estimates. The report shows that despite the 2017 tax law, ...
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Jun 12, 2018 | Health Care

Medicare Advantage Proposal Reforms Benefits and the Bidding Process

The Medicare Trustees recently delivered a reminder of the importance of reducing Medicare costs. As Steven M. Lieberman, Loren Adler,...
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Jun 11, 2018 | Other Spending

CRFB on Facing the Future: Federal Investment in Children is Dwindling

Children are getting an increasingly small share of the federal budget, even as we are burdening them with immense debt. In an episode of the Concord...
Jun 8, 2018 | Budgets & Projections

Gene Steuerle: Why Government Budget Estimates Are Often Wrong

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...
Jun 8, 2018 | Social Security

Marc Goldwein: As Demagogues Squawk, Clock is Ticking on Social Security

Marc Goldwein is the Senior Vice President and Senior Policy Director for the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. He recently wrote an ...
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Jun 8, 2018 | Social Security

WATCH: What's Next for Social Security?

The Social Security Trustees released their latest projections and findings this week on the financial state of the program. On Friday, June 8, the...
Jun 8, 2018 | Social Security

Design Your Own Social Security Plan

Social Security provides income security to millions of beneficiaries, but is on a road toward insolvency. The latest official projections show...
Jun 7, 2018 | Other Spending

Does the Rescissions Bill Cut $15 Billion in Spending?

The President recently updated and revised his request to rescind some spending, removing some cuts from the proposal and clarifying others. The...

Mitch Daniels: That Entitlements Can is Getting Heavier, and We’re Running Out of Road

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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Jun 5, 2018 | Social Security

A Quick Take on the 2018 Social Security and Medicare Trustees Reports

The Social Security and Medicare Trustees have released their reports on the financial state of the respective programs. Below is...