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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.

Sep 10, 2012 | Budgets & Projections

Rendell and Gregg Urge a Third Path for the Budget

In an op-ed in the Philadelphia Inquirer, Campaign to Fix the Debt Co-Chair Ed Rendell called for politicians to rise above partisan politics and...
Sep 10, 2012

An Open Letter to Fix the Debt

In a joint POLITICO ad with the Concord Coalition and the Bipartisan Policy Center, the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget sent an open...
Sep 7, 2012

CRFB Appears Prominently In Fact Checking at Democratic Convention

Last night, President Obama gave his acceptance speech in Charlotte (with our team on the ground). Among the many points in his speech, President...
Sep 7, 2012

Wrapping Up the Conventions

The final night of the Democratic National Convention means that convention season is finally over. The campaigns now come into the home stretch,...
Sep 6, 2012

The DNC Continues On

Not to be outdone by the first day, day 2 of the Democratic National Convention once again featured a full lineup of speakers, including House...
Sep 5, 2012

Fix the Debt at Day 1 of the DNC

Day 1 in Charlotte at the Democratic National Convention was an exciting one, although it was a very wet one. The heavy rain did not hold back the...
Sep 5, 2012 | Budgets & Projections

Nightly Business Report Discusses the Fiscal Cliff

On Monday night, Nightly Business Report dedicated a full 25 minute video to discussing the fiscal cliff. The segment involved many different...
Sep 4, 2012 | Budgets & Projections

Recommendations for "Grown-up" Lawmakers

In a Washington Post column entitled "It's Time for the Grown-Ups to Step Up in Washington," Fortune magazine senior editors Allan Sloan...
Sep 4, 2012

Fix the Debt Travels to the DNC

After spending last week at the Republican National Convention, the Fix the Debt Team is taking up residence in Charlotte for the...
Aug 31, 2012 | Social Security

Blahous: The Longer We Wait, the More Difficult It Is to Fix Social Security

Social Security trustee Charles Blahous has a interesting new commentary on the long-run sustainability of the Social Security program. The combined...
Aug 31, 2012

Day 3 of the Republican National Convention

The final night of the Republican National Convention was an eventful one, featuring speeches from the likes of former Gov. Jeb Bush (FL), Sen. Marco...

Wessel: With Health Care It's About How, Not How Much

We have talked before about the long run unsustainable growth of our health care spending. But when it comes to controlling Medicare and Medicaid...
Aug 30, 2012

Thursday Night's Convention Preview

Continuing our Updates From the Convention series, we head into the final night of the Republican National Convention. No doubt the speech to watch...
Aug 30, 2012

Recap: Day 2 of the Republican National Convention

Last night featured an all star cast of speakers, from Vice Presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) to Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) to former Secretary...
Aug 30, 2012 | Budgets & Projections

New York Times: "Is the Deficit Urgent, or a Distraction?"

The New York Times' "Room for Debate" this week takes on our federal debt with a forum entitled "Is the Deficit Urgent, or a...
Aug 29, 2012

Convention Watch: Wednesday Night's Preview

Continuing our Updates from the Conventions series, we look forward to tonight's convention schedule, packed with some of the biggest names in...

Fitch: Fiscal Cliff Threatens Triple-A Rating

Fitch Ratings Managing Director David Riley appeared yesterday on Bloomberg Television, suggesting that the fiscal cliff could threaten the U.S.'s...
Aug 29, 2012

Voices From the Convention Agree: Lawmakers Should Come Together and Fix the Debt

Our Fix the Debt team has been meeting all different kinds of concerned citizens in Tampa at the Republican National Convention. Many people we have...
Aug 29, 2012

Recap: Chris Christie's Keynote Speech at the RNC

After some hurricane-related delays, the Republican National Convention began yesterday in Tampa. We have our Fix the Debt team on the ground (see...
Aug 28, 2012

Fix the Debt Travels To the RNC

The RNC Convention is now fully in session after a weather related recess Monday and the Fix the Debt team is already in place to ensure fiscal...

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