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Blog | March 2019

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.
Mar 29, 2019 | Economics

Was the Federal Reserve’s Monetary Tightening Unprecedented?

In a Wall Street Journal op-ed, House Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Kevin Brady (R-TX) and former National Economic Council...
Mar 27, 2019 | Budgets & Projections

Tyler Evilsizer: Fiscal Negligence of Recent Congresses Must Be Dealt With Now

Tyler Evilsizer is deputy policy director at the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. He recently wrote an opinion piece for...
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Mar 22, 2019 | Budgets & Projections

Senate Budget Committee Sets the Stage for Responsible Budget Deal

Senate Budget Committee Chairman Mike Enzi (R-WY) has released his Chairman's Mark for the FY 2020 budget resolution, covering the next five...
Mar 19, 2019 | Budgets & Projections

The White House Projects the Debt Will Fix Itself

The Trump Administration has touted its recent FY 2020 President’s Budget as balancing the budget in just 15 years. However, additional budget...
Mar 15, 2019 | Budgets & Projections

Three-Fifths of This Year's Deficit is Policymakers' Fault

The budget deficit will be almost $900 billion this year according to projections from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). By our estimates, 60...
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Mar 15, 2019 | Budgets & Projections

Debt Would Rise, Not Fall, Under the President’s Budget

The President’s budget estimates it would reduce debt to 71 percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and deficits to $202 billion (0.6 ...
Mar 14, 2019 | Economics

Economists Agree: Deficits Matter

Rarely do economists agree on anything. But a survey this week through the University of Chicago's IGM Forum found that 42 top economists...
Mar 12, 2019 | Taxes

Marc Goldwein and Russ Latino: Congress Must Break its Addiction to Unjust Tax Extenders

Marc Goldwein is senior vice president and senior policy director at the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and Russ Latino is vice...
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Does the President's Budget Slash Medicare by $845 Billion?

President Trump's Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 budget released Monday has been met with significant criticism, especially from us. But one of the...
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Mar 11, 2019 | Budgets & Projections

An Overview of the President's FY 2020 Budget

Moments ago, President Trump released his Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 budget proposals, outlining his tax and spending proposals for the next decade. We...

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