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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 16, 2009

Watch Peterson-Pew Event Live

"Beyond PAYGO: The Federal Budget Process and Proposals for Reform" is scheduled to kick off this morning at 8:45.You can watch the event...
Sep 15, 2009 | Health Care

Opinion Piece on Budget Reform

Maya MacGuineas’ opinion piece in Roll Call, Reducing the Budget Deficit Requires More Than Just Health Care Reform, argues that: 1)...
Sep 15, 2009 | Budgets & Projections

A Brief History of (Financial) Time

This week marks the one year anniversary of the Lehman Brothers collapse, an event that both seriously destabilized and ominously ruptured the U.S....
Sep 15, 2009 | Budgets & Projections

The Lehman Collapse -- One Year Later

This week marks the one year anniversary of the Lehman Brothers collapse, an event that both seriously destabilized and ominously ruptured the U.S....

The Second Ten Years

CQ reports that CBO is likely to score the costs of the Senate Finance Committee health care bill for the second ten year period. This is excellent...
Sep 15, 2009 | Economics

Can Deficits Fix the Economy?

By Maya MacGuineasLast night I attended a curtain raiser dinner for today’s Dealing with America’s Debt Overhang event, hosted by New...
Sep 15, 2009 | Budget Process

Peterson-Pew Commission Event on Budget Reform

Tomorrow, on September 16th, the Peterson-Pew Commission on Budget Reform will host an event -- Beyond PAYGO -- to discuss recent proposals to gain...
Sep 14, 2009

Fiscal Stimulus: The CEA Report and Beyond

Is the largest fiscal stimulus package adopted in U.S. history working? Is it worth the high fiscal cost in the future? With these questions in mind...
Sep 14, 2009 | Economics

Fiscal Failures Hurt U.S. Competitiveness

UPDATE: See New American Contract's response to our post. They argue there may be trade-offs between improving the fiscal situation and strengthening...
Sep 12, 2009

Three More FDIC Bank Closings

On Friday evening, the FDIC reported that it has taken over three additional banks (Venture Bank, Brickwell Community Bank, and Corus Bank) for a...

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