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Blog | September 2010

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 30, 2010

CRFB Event: Follow Our Live Twitter Feed

CRFB hosted a policy forum on September 30th: Getting Specific: How to Fix the Budget. We will live tweeted the event on our Twitter page--http://www...
Sep 29, 2010 | Budgets & Projections

Fiscal Commission Holds Fifth Meeting

CRFB live tweeted the fifth public meeting of the President's fiscal commission on our Twitter page (www.twitter.com/budgethawks) this morning! For...
Sep 28, 2010 | Budgets & Projections

Appropriations Update: Senate Poised to Pass CR

Update 09-30-10: The Senate passed the CR last night on a 69-30 vote. The House soon followed with a successful 228-194 vote. An amendment from...
Sep 27, 2010 | Economics

New Members Join the Announcement Effect Club

Recently, two prominent figures have joined CRFB’s Announcement Effect Club. Joining the Announcement Effect Club requires a statement that...

‘Line’ Items: September to Forget Edition

Not Much Worth Remembering – As September closes this week, it is clear that lawmakers already have one foot out the door; anxious to return...
Sep 24, 2010 | Budgets & Projections

Appropriations Update: Stopgaps and Lame Ducks

Managing to perform below the already-low bar set by recent precedent, Congress will not finish work on any FY 2011 appropriations bills before the...
Sep 24, 2010 | Budgets & Projections

House Passes Small Business Bill

Today, the House passed HR 5297, the small business bill that had been stalled in Congress for weeks. It is expected that President Obama will sign...
Sep 24, 2010 | Economics

MARKETWATCH: SEPTEMBER 20 - 24, 2010

The September growth play picked up speed at the end of the week, as markets liked stronger than expected US business investment data from August (...
Sep 23, 2010 | Social Security

Round Two: What Happened to My Social Security COLA?

It's that time of year again, when people start asking whether Social Security recipients will receive a Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA).  And...

The House GOP “Pledge to America”

Today the Republican caucus of the House of Representatives released an agenda-setting document as a part of its strategy to take control of the...

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