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Blog | November 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.
Nov 30, 2010 | Budgets & Projections

Fiscal Commission to Release Final Report by Tomorrow Morning

The December 1st deadline for the President’s Fiscal Commission has nearly arrived. With a Co-Chairs draft proposal already in circulation (see...
Nov 30, 2010 | Budget Process

Great Minds Think About Budget Process

Rep. Mike Quigley (D-IL) released a report today proposing 15 ways that the federal budget process could be improved to give a clearer picture of the...
Nov 30, 2010 | Budgets & Projections

CRFB Urges Fiscal Commission to Agree on a Plan

As the Fiscal Commission discusses its final proposal for deficit reduction, CRFB issued a press release today urging the Commission’s members...
Nov 30, 2010 | Budgets & Projections

CBO Unveils New TARP Estimate

CBO has issued new numbers for the total costs of the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP). CBO now estimates that TARP will cost $25 billion...

'Our Fiscal Security' Gets Specific

You might have missed it last week if you were preparing to chow down on some turkey, but Our Fiscal Security (OFS)--a joint project of the Economic...
Nov 29, 2010 | Economics

One More in the Announcement Effect Club and A So-Close Member

Pete Davis over at Capital Gains and Games joined the Announcement Effect Club over the weekend and FDIC head Sheila Bair came very close.In a blog...
Nov 29, 2010 | Other Spending

President Obama Freezes Federal Worker Pay for Two Years

President Obama announced today that he is freezing federal pay for the next two years. This action will save $60 billion over the next ten years,...
Nov 29, 2010 | Taxes

Feldstein on Tax Expenditures

Martin Feldstein has an interesting op-ed in today's Washington Post on tax expenditures. Tax expenditures -- the list of special tax credits,...

'Line' Items: After the Turkey Edition

Washington Still Has a Full Plate -- Congress returns this week from its Thanksgiving break as fiscal issues will jolt policymakers from their turkey...
Nov 24, 2010 | Budgets & Projections

What CRFB Is Thankful For...

As Thanksgiving approaches, we at CRFB wanted to take a moment to reflect on what we are thankful for. We are most thankful for the Simpson-Bowles...

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