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Blog | December 2016

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 26, 2016

2016 Fiscal Follies and Reasons for Hope

As 2016 comes to a close, it’s time to look back at the top fiscal developments of the year. Being optimists here at the Committee for a...
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Dec 22, 2016 | Budget Process

Event Recap: Gene Steuerle Explains How the Budget Offices Can Reframe Our Long-Term Budget Problems

At the Savings and Retirement Foundation’s December meeting, Gene Steuerle, Urban Institute Fellow and CRFB Board Member, presented his recent paper...
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Dec 22, 2016 | Social Security

CBO Releases Additional Details on Social Security Projections

CBO's annual report on their long-term projections for Social Security continues to show a major shortfall for the program, even larger than the...
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Dec 19, 2016 | Other Spending| Taxes

Can Delaney Provide a Bipartisan Way Forward for Infrastructure and Tax Reform?

As discussions about President-elect Trump's first 100 days agenda continue, Representative John Delaney (D-MD) is suggesting that a bill he...
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Dec 14, 2016 | Social Security

The Greenspan Commission at 35: Time for Another Commission?

December 16 marks the 35th anniversary of the establishment of the National Commission on Social Security Reform – or the Greenspan Commission...
Dec 12, 2016 | Budgets & Projections

Mike Murphy: 10 Things Trump Should Do to Secure Our Fiscal Future

Mike Murphy, the Chief of Staff and Director of Strategic Initiatives at the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, wrote a guest post that...
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Dec 9, 2016 | Social Security

Johnson Introduces Social Security Solvency Legislation

Chairman Sam Johnson (R-TX) of the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Social Security introduced a bill yesterday to make Social Security sustainably...
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Dec 9, 2016 | Economics

Don't Count on 4% Growth

During the campaign, President-elect Trump frequently claimed his policies would grow the economy by 4 percent per year, also mentioning growth...
Dec 8, 2016 | Budgets & Projections

CBO Releases 2016 Budget Options

The Congressional Budget Office released a report Options for Reducing the Deficit: 2017 to 2026, with 115 budget options that either increase...
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Dec 8, 2016 | Budget Process

Event Recap: Chairman Price Releases Budget Process Agenda

House Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price (R-GA) outlined his recommendations for budget process reforms last week during a keynote lecture at an...

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