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Blog | October 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.
Oct 31, 2010 | Taxes| Health Care

Health Care and Taxes

The Bottom Line presents the next installment in our series highlighting our Ten Questions to Ask the Candidates leading up to Election Day.7....

Social Security and National Security

The Bottom Line continues its blog series highlighting our Ten Questions to Ask the Candidates ahead of the mid-term elections.5. Strengthening...

NTU, US PIRG and Heritage Get Specific

Yesterday was a big day for getting specific as the National Taxpayers Union and the United States Public Interest Research Group, as well as the...
Oct 29, 2010 | Budget Process| Taxes

Pay As You Go and the Tax Cuts

Continuing in our discussion of (what we believe to be the most important!) Ten Questions to Ask the Candidates leading up to this coming Tuesday's...
Oct 29, 2010

MY VIEW: Gene Steuerle

Fixing the Nation's Four-Tranche Universal Health System U.S. citizens soon will be participating in a four-part, nearly universal, health care...
Oct 29, 2010 | Economics

MarketWatch: October 25-29, 2010

All eyes are on next week’s meeting of the Fed’s Open Market Committee (FOMC), the monetary policy setting body of the Fed. As priced in...
Oct 28, 2010

Establishing Goals and Demolishing Myths

Last week CRFB provided Ten Questions to Ask the Candidates on fiscal policy as a way to help voters gauge how serious a candidate truly is regarding...
Oct 28, 2010

How to Build a Fiscal Consolidation Package: Some Lessons from the IMF

“Virtually all advanced economies are likely to conduct fiscal consolidation at some point in the future to put their fiscal positions back on...

A Letter in Support of Raising the Retirement Age

Nine months since the creation of the Fiscal Commission, we are now just one month away from the scheduled release of its report/recommendations. For...
Oct 26, 2010

Standard and Poor's Upgrades British Debt Outlook

Today, Standard and Poor’s reaffirmed their rating of the U.K.'s AAA debt instruments in response to the UK’s recently devised fiscal...

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