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Blog | September 2014

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 19, 2014 | Taxes| Economics

Deficit-Financed Tax Cuts May be Counterproductive

A new paper suggests that tax cuts that add to the deficit provide little boost to economic growth and may actually hinder it. Last week, the Tax...
Sep 18, 2014 | Social Security

Reps. McCrery and Pomeroy Stress Need for Disability Insurance Reforms

In a commentary published today in Roll Call, former Congressmen Jim McCrery (R-LA) and Earl Pomeroy (D-ND) argue Congress should take a closer look...
Sep 18, 2014 | Taxes

Retirement Saving Takes Center Stage

Retirement saving policy took center stage Tuesday on Capitol Hill and in the policy world. The Senate Finance Committee held a hearing to discuss...
Sep 17, 2014 | Health Care

Mixed News for ACOs in CMS' Latest Update

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released some mixed news on Tuesday for health care reformers -- the results of two different Medicare...
Sep 17, 2014

House Resolution Continues Last Year’s Spending, Mostly

Update: The House Rules Committee made in order an amendment by Armed Services Committee Chairman Howard McKeon (R-CA) to authorize funding to arm...

More Interesting Charts from CBO Director Elmendorf's Presentation

Earlier in the week, we highlighted a portion of CBO Director Doug Elmendorf's presentation at Cornell University highlighting the increased...
Sep 16, 2014 | Social Security

Reps. McCrery and Pomeroy Launch SSDI Solutions Initiative

Former Congressmen Jim McCrery (R-LA) and Earl Pomeroy (D-ND) today launched the McCrery-Pomeroy SSDI Solutions Initiative, a bipartisan effort...
Sep 15, 2014 | Budgets & Projections

Elmendorf: Health Care, Social Security, and Interest Spending Will Consume More of the Budget

In a recent presentation at Cornell University, CBO Director Doug Elmendorf explained how the budget is projected to change over time. More resources...

House Jobs Plan Doesn't Work for the Deficit

House Republicans plan to vote this week on a jobs package combining bills that would "build a robust economy and foster job creation."...
Sep 15, 2014 | Budgets & Projections

Rendell: Progressives Should Get Serious About Cutting Nation’s Debt

Former Pennsylvania governor and Fix the Debt Campaign co-chair Ed Rendell (D) has penned an op-ed arguing that progressive candidates should care...

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