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Blog | August 2011

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.
Aug 31, 2011 | Budget Process

Let's Pay for Disaster Funding, but Also Budget For It

The destruction and devastation caused by Hurricane Irene is of serious concern, and addressing it will come at a real cost. Yet even while both...
Aug 31, 2011 | Taxes

Huntsman to Propose Revenue-Neutral Tax Reform

It's no secret that taxes will be a central element in national politics over the next fourteen months leading up to the Presidential election. With...
Aug 30, 2011

Mark Prater Appointed Staff Director of Super Committee

In a joint press release this morning, Super Committee co-chairs Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) and Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) announced that Mark Prater...
Aug 29, 2011

‘Line’ Items: Mother Nature Edition

Quakes and ‘Canes – Washington and much of the East Coast were rattled by natural phenomena last week, with a 5.9-magnitude earthquake on...
Aug 29, 2011

Meanwhile, Away From Washington

With so much going on in United States’ fiscal policy, it can be difficult to focus on much more than what is happening in Washington -- at...
Aug 29, 2011

Warner Wants the Committee to Go Above and Beyond

In a Bloomberg article, Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) called for the Joint Committee set up by the recent debt deal to exceed its $1.5 trillion target for...
Aug 26, 2011

Federal Reserve Chairmen Ben Bernanke at Jackson Hole Comments on Fiscal Policy

Earlier today, the chairmen of the Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke gave a speech at Jackson Hole, Wyoming where he commented on the current state of...
Aug 26, 2011

Mitt Romney CLOCKS the Debt

An interesting article in today's Washington Post caught the eye of some of us here at the CRFB office this morning. GOP presidential candidate Mitt...

CBO's Newest Economic Projections

In CBO's latest Budget and Economic Outlook, CBO includes revised projections of various economic indicators as part of its update. Since there...
Aug 25, 2011 | Budgets & Projections

CBO's Projections Make the Case for Comprehensive Fiscal Plan

Although CBO shows debt improving significantly over the coming decade, reaching 61 percent of GDP in 2021, debt will not follow this downward path...