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Blog | September 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.
Sep 30, 2011 | Budgets & Projections

Waving Goodbye to FY 2011

With the end of September comes the end of the fiscal year, so it's time to look back on the year that was. We've had a whirlwind year of exciting...
Sep 29, 2011

155 Business Groups Want Super Committee to Go Big

Today, a collection of 155 business organizations representing a wide variety of interests joined the "Go Big" call. In doing so, they have...
Sep 29, 2011 | Budgets & Projections

Houses Passes CR, But Unresolved Issues Remain

In what was basically a formality, this morning the House of Representatives approved a super short-term continuing resolution (CR) to keep the...
Sep 29, 2011 | Health Care

Lieberman and Coburn Urge Super Committee to Take Up Medicare

The submissions keep on coming. Now, Senators Tom Coburn (R-OK) and Joe Lieberman (I-CT) have sent a letter to the Super Committee, pressing them to...
Sep 28, 2011 | Taxes

Tax Cuts Mostly Explain Low Revenue

The usual story about the recent historical low in revenue we have seen over the past three years is due to the recession. After all, revenue was at...

More on the Downside Risk of Changes to Budget Forecasts

Yesterday, we argued that to actually stabilize the debt as a share of the economy, you probably need to propose a plan with even more savings than...

Momentum Continues to Grow for the Chained CPI

The chained CPI, a policy option that has been endorsed by experts, organizations, and many others from across the political spectrum and has just...
Sep 27, 2011 | Taxes

Design Your Own Corporate Tax Plan!

If you've ever wanted to design your own corporate tax reform, now you can with our new Interactive Tax Reform Calculator. There is no question that...
Sep 26, 2011

Could a “Go Big” Approach Increase the Chances of the Super Committee Succeeding?

Yes, it could! Okay, you’re probably itching for a more fleshed out response than “yes”, so let’s walk through the logic.The...
Sep 26, 2011 | Budgets & Projections

Would the President's Submission Actually Stabilize Debt?

Last week, in our analysis of the President's submission, we noted how the President's submission to the Super Committee nearly stabilizes debt, but...

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