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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.
Maya MacGuineas
Mar 3, 2020

Maya MacGuineas: Both Republicans and Democrats are ignoring a growing danger to our economy and national security: the national debt

Maya MacGuineas is president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and head of the Campaign to Fix the Debt. She recently wrote an...
Mar 3, 2020 | Taxes

How Much Does a Payroll Tax Holiday Cost?

President Trump tweeted support for a one-year payroll tax cut Monday evening, saying: The Democrats in the House should propose a very simple...
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Mar 2, 2020 | Health Care

How Will Candidate Plans Affect Total Health Costs?

We recently updated our estimates of the budgetary impacts of health care reform plans put forward by 2020 presidential candidates Joe Biden,...
Feb 28, 2020 | Budget Process

Event Recap: Better Budget Process Summit: Building Momentum for Meaningful Reform

On February 25, the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget hosted the second Better Budget Process Summit on "Building Momentum for Meaningful...
Feb 28, 2020 | Other Spending| Taxes

Pete Buttigieg's Climate Change Plan

Democratic presidential candidate and former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg has proposed a climate change plan with an end goal of getting...
Feb 26, 2020 | Health Care

New Infographics on 2020 Candidates' Health Plans

We have updated these infographics – originally published on February 7 – to reflect a new set of proposals released on February 24 by Senator...
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Feb 25, 2020 | Budget Process

Watch: 2020 Better Budget Process Summit - Building Momentum for Meaningful Reform

The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget hosted the “2020 Better Budget Process Summit: Building Momentum for Meaningful Reform.” The event...
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Feb 24, 2020 | Other Spending

Bernie Sanders's Plan for Universal Child Care and Pre-K Education

Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) today unveiled his plan to provide free universal child care and pre-kindergarten...
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Feb 20, 2020 | Budgets & Projections

Debt Will Likely Rise, Not Fall, Under the President's Budget

According to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), the President’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 budget would reduce debt from 80 percent of Gross...
Feb 12, 2020 | Other Spending

Bill Advances to Combat Improper Payments

Congress recently passed a bipartisan bill sponsored by Senator Tom Carper (D-DE) to improve efforts to identify and reduce improper payments across...

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