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Blog | December 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.
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Dec 13, 2019 | Budgets & Projections

OECD: U.S. Has the Highest Deficit

The United States had the highest deficit in 2018 among Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries...
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Dec 13, 2019 | Budget Process

Upcoming Congressional Fiscal Policy Deadlines

Updated 12/13/2019: Congress did not complete action on appropriations before the end of the fiscal year on Sept. 30, although lawmakers enacted...
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Dec 13, 2019 | Other Spending

Appropriations Watch: FY 2020

Updated 12/13/2019: Congress did not complete action on appropriations before the end of the fiscal year on Sept. 30. Congress enacted a continuing...
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Dec 13, 2019 | Social Security

Maya MacGuineas: Utah statesmen seek to fix our most pressing problems

Maya MacGuineas is president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and head of the Campaign to Fix the Debt. She recently wrote an...
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Dec 13, 2019 | Economics

Erskine Bowles and Henry Paulson: How to Get Americans to Love Capitalism Again

Erskine Bowles served as chief of staff to President Bill Clinton from 1997 to 1998 and is a member of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget...
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Dec 11, 2019 | Taxes

Wall Street Journal Editorial Board Takes on Temporary Tax Breaks

The Wall Street Journal editorial board wrote an opinion piece today decrying special interest tax subsidies that may be added to a year-end...
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Burchett, Case, and Womack Introduce RAFT Act

One way to begin addressing our unsustainable fiscal situation is to set fiscal goals, which could come in the form of debt targets. A new...
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Dec 3, 2019

Support Us on #GivingTuesday

This #GivingTuesday, support the nonpartisan work of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget.  Your tax-deductible contribution will...
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Dec 3, 2019

Win $5,000 from the Fiscal Fallout Contest

We are now accepting submissions for our Fiscal Fallout Contest, where students are given the opportunity to put a human face on the consequences...