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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.

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Aug 23, 2016 | Budgets & Projections

Our Quick Take on CBO's August Projections

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) just released updated baseline projections showing deficits and debt rising in the coming years. CRFB will...
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Aug 22, 2016 | Other Spending| Economics

CBO: Federal Investment is Good for Long-Term Growth - If It's Paid For

Public investment has the potential to significantly increase economic growth, but only if its paid for – that's the key finding of a...
Aug 15, 2016 | Social Security

How Old Will You Be When Social Security's Funds Run Out?

The Social Security Trust Funds are on a path to run out. Use this tool to find out what you stand to lose unless Washington acts. If you're...
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Aug 15, 2016 | Other Spending

Maya MacGuineas: We Can't Borrow Our Way to Prosperity

Maya MacGuineas, president of the nonpartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and head of the Campaign to Fix the Debt, wrote an op-ed...
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Aug 2, 2016 | Health Care

Health Care in CBO’s Long-Term Budget Outlook

Federal health care spending is one of the most important projections in the Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO) recent Long-Term Budget...
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Aug 1, 2016 | Social Security

Gene Steuerle: The 'Save Our Social Security Act of 2016': A Major Step Toward Reform

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...
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Aug 1, 2016 | Budgets & Projections

Subject to Change: How Different Parameters Could Affect Long-Term Debt

Underlying the Congressional Budget Office's (CBO) 30-year budget projections are a series of economic and demographic assumptions that are...
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Jul 29, 2016 | Social Security

Long-Term Budget Outlook Underlines Trouble Ahead for Social Security

The Congressional Budget Office's (CBO) 2016 Long-Term Budget Outlook release came with updated projections of the 75-year solvency of Social...
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Jul 28, 2016 | Budgets & Projections

Making Trust Funds Solvent Would Just About Stabilize Debt

The Congressional Budget Office's (CBO) long-term outlook shows a bleak picture, with federal debt steadily rising from 75 percent of Gross...
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Jul 27, 2016 | Health Care

Analyzing Clinton's Health and Education Expansions

Democratic presidential nominee and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton recently unveiled expansions of her proposals for higher education and...

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