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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.
May 25, 2021 | Health Care

Reducing Private Health Care Costs

Erica Socker and Mark Miller of Arnold Ventures last week penned a blog post in Health Affairs on the need to contain the costs...
May 25, 2021 | Budgets & Projections

CBO Releases Budget Projections Under Three Scenarios

Last week, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released a letter outlining how enacted legislation and certain amounts of additional...
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May 21, 2021 | Budgets & Projections

What Would it Take to Stabilize the Debt?

Federal debt held by the public is now larger than annual economic output and is on track to reach 113 percent of Gross Domestic...
May 21, 2021 | Budgets & Projections

RSC Releases Its FY 2022 Budget Proposal

The Republican Study Committee (RSC), a group of over 150 House Republicans, released its annual budget proposal for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 on...
May 18, 2021 | Other Spending

State & Local Aid is On Its Way, But Is It Needed?

Last week, the Department of Treasury issued guidelines for the allocations of $350 billion of direct state and local...
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May 14, 2021 | Other Spending

Spending in the American Jobs Plan vs. the 2018 Senate Infrastructure Plan

Last month, President Joe Biden unveiled the second part of his "Build Back Better" agenda – the American Jobs Plan – focused on upgrading...
May 14, 2021 | Budgets & Projections

Eugene Steuerle: How Existing Budgetary Commitments Could Affect President Biden’s Domestic Policy Goals

Dr. Eugene (Gene) Steuerle is an Institute fellow and the Richard B. Fisher chair at the Urban Institute, as well as a member of the Committee for a...

CRFB Launches Suite of Budget Games

Today the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget launched Budgeting for the Future, a suite of interactive games related to the federal budget...
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May 13, 2021 | Budgets & Projections

New Poll Finds Americans Worry About the Debt and Want the Budget More Balanced Between Generations

A new Ipsos poll finds that a strong majority of Americans are concerned about the national debt and want federal spending to be more balanced...

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