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Blog | December 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.
Dec 23, 2010 | Budget Process

House Republicans Propose New Budget Rules

Incoming House Republicans set to take control of the House of Representatives next month have proposed new rules for the 112th Congress....
Dec 23, 2010

State of the Union Preview -- A Holiday Gift?

With the holiday season in full force, the White House made some news in announcing on Twitter that the President will focus on the federal...

2010 Financial Report of the U.S. Government

The Treasury Department released Tuesday its annual Financial Report of the U.S Government. The report highlights the nation's budget deficit, net...
Dec 21, 2010 | Budgets & Projections

The Government is Funded...until March 4th

On Tuesday the Senate passed a Continuing Resolution (CR) keeping the federal government funded until March 4; the House is expected to pass it later...
Dec 20, 2010 | Budgets & Projections

Chambliss and Warner: The New Debt Reduction Dream Team

This morning, Senators Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) and Mark Warner (D-VA) announced that they will introduce as legislation the Fiscal Commission’s...
Dec 20, 2010 | Budgets & Projections

Updated: CRFB's Table Comparing Deficit Reduction Plans

Over the past few weeks, several other think tanks, lawmakers, and experts have proposed their own plans for deficit reduction. We've update our...

‘Line’ Items: Happy Holidays Edition

Deck the Halls with Bills of Folly – On Friday President Obama signed the $858 billion tax cut package that Congress passed earlier in the week...
Dec 17, 2010

CRFB Launches "Fiscal Gold Star" Awards! First Winner Goes to Senator Coburn

With a real lack of fiscal sanity running around Washington lately, it's truly refreshing and encouraging to see someone break from party lines,...
Dec 16, 2010 | Economics| Taxes

MARKETWATCH: December 13– December 16, 2010

Nearing the end of the week, markets are still wrestling with the same cross-currents they faced last week, but with a new wrinkle - Spain.The growth...

Taxing Time for Fiscal Sanity

Update 12/17: The House approved of the tax cut package late Thursday on a 277-148 vote. The bill now goes to the White House for the president's...

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