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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.

Nov 25, 2009 | Budgets & Projections

FDIC Deposit Fund Turns Negative

Yesterday, the FDIC reported that the deposit insurance fund fell below zero...
Nov 24, 2009 | Budget Process

Federal Officials Pressure ‘Pay Czar’ to Ease Pay Restrictions at AIG

Worry about the government’s investment in AIG has prompted some federal officials to call for easing the restrictions on pay at AIG for...

Interactive and Sharable Graphs Comparing the Health Care Bills

UPDATE: CHARTS AUTOMATICALLY UPDATE AS NEWER LEGISLATION IS PUT FORWARD. CURRENTLY, THEY REFLECT THE MANAGER'...
Nov 23, 2009

Deficit and Debt Make Headlines

Public concern over the United States’ ballooning deficit and debt seems to be growing. Both the cover of this week’s Economist and the...
Nov 23, 2009 | Economics

Weekend Editorial Roundup

Here are the highlights from this weekend’s editorials on fiscal and budget policy:As politicians react to record high levels of...
Nov 23, 2009

One More FDIC Bank Closing

On Friday evening, the FDIC reported that it has taken over an additional bank (...
Nov 22, 2009

China Worries About U.S. Debt -- SNL Style

Yesterday, Saturday Night Live's opening sketch featured...
Nov 22, 2009 | Health Care

Senate Votes to Begin Health Care Debate

Yesterday, the Senate voted 60-39 to begin debating their...

Reports Roundup

A number of very interesting and relevant government reports have come out this week. Check them out:...
Nov 20, 2009 | Budgets & Projections

The True Costs of Health Reform

UPDATE: CBO has modified its cost estimate for the House bill to save $138 billion over ten years, instead of $109 billion. This change is due...

Blue Dog Coalition Endorses SAFE Commission Act

The Democratic Blue Dog Coalition, a group comprised of fiscally conservative members of the House,...

Senate Introduces New Health Care Bill

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Updated Health Care Charts

UPDATE: SEE THE MARCH UPDATE HERE.CRFB has updated its health care chart, detailing the ten-year costs and savings from the most recent...
Nov 18, 2009 | Health Care| Taxes

Taxing Health Care Decisions

Information about the Senate health care bill is trickling in -- word is that coverage provisions will cost $849 billion over ten years and the bill...
Nov 18, 2009 | Budgets & Projections

Will TARP be Renewed?

UPDATE: Treasury Secretary Geithner testified on Nov. 19 before the Joint Economic Committee, stating that "we are winding [TARP]...

$98 Billion Wasted

Government agencies misspent over $98 billion last year, $26 billion more than was wasted the previous year, the...
Nov 18, 2009 | Budgets & Projections

Debt Hits $12 Trillion

This week, the gross national debt hit a record $12.031 trillion. Gross debt is a broad measure which includes both debt held by the public (...
Nov 17, 2009 | Economics

GM Outlook Improves Despite Q3 Losses

Early this week, General Motors stated that while it is still experiencing losses, it has stabilized itself enough so that the company can begin...
Nov 17, 2009

Several Executives Predict Third Stimulus

Several executives from General Electric and Bank of America Merrill Lynch said early this week in a...

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