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Blog | March 2019

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.
Mar 19, 2019 | Budgets & Projections

The White House Projects the Debt Will Fix Itself

The Trump Administration has touted its recent FY 2020 President’s Budget as balancing the budget in just 15 years. However, additional budget...
Mar 15, 2019 | Budgets & Projections

Three-Fifths of This Year's Deficit is Policymakers' Fault

The budget deficit will be almost $900 billion this year according to projections from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). By our estimates, 60...
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Mar 15, 2019 | Budgets & Projections

Debt Would Rise, Not Fall, Under the President’s Budget

The President’s budget estimates it would reduce debt to 71 percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and deficits to $202 billion (0.6 ...
Mar 14, 2019 | Economics

Economists Agree: Deficits Matter

Rarely do economists agree on anything. But a survey this week through the University of Chicago's IGM Forum found that 42 top economists...
Mar 12, 2019 | Taxes

Marc Goldwein and Russ Latino: Congress Must Break its Addiction to Unjust Tax Extenders

Marc Goldwein is senior vice president and senior policy director at the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and Russ Latino is vice...
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Does the President's Budget Slash Medicare by $845 Billion?

President Trump's Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 budget released Monday has been met with significant criticism, especially from us. But one of the...
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Mar 11, 2019 | Budgets & Projections

An Overview of the President's FY 2020 Budget

Moments ago, President Trump released his Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 budget proposals, outlining his tax and spending proposals for the next decade. We...
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Mar 8, 2019 | Health Care

Bipartisan Recommendations to Reduce Health Spending from Brookings and AEI

Experts from the Brookings Institution and the American Enterprise Institute have released a joint list of recommendations to reduce health care...
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Mar 7, 2019 | Budgets & Projections

What We’d Like to See in President Trump’s FY 2020 Budget

Reports suggest the Trump administration will release its FY 2020 budget in two parts, beginning next week. With debt at post-war record highs,...
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Mar 7, 2019 | Health Care

Health Spending Outlook Shows Faster Growth Ahead

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released new National Health Expenditure (NHE) projections through 2027,...

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