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Blog | May 2017

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.
Maya MacGuineas
May 26, 2017 | Economics

Maya MacGuineas: Why is Trump's 3-percent growth target pure folly? Because math.

Maya MacGuineas is president of the nonpartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and head of the Campaign to Fix the Debt. She recently...
May 25, 2017 | Budgets & Projections

Marc Goldwein: President Trump’s Budget Defies Gravity

Marc Goldwein is the senior vice president and senior policy director of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. He recently wrote an opinion...
Maya MacGuineas
May 25, 2017 | Health Care

Maya MacGuineas: The CBO Report Was a Healthy Dose of Reality on Repealing Obamacare

Maya MacGuineas is president of the nonpartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and head of the Campaign to Fix the Debt. She recently...
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May 24, 2017 | Health Care

CBO's Estimate of the House-Passed AHCA

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) just released their updated score of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) as passed by the House of...
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May 24, 2017

Maya MacGuineas' Op-ed on the Trump Budget

Maya MacGuineas is president of the nonpartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and head of the Campaign to Fix the Debt. She recently...
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May 23, 2017 | Budgets & Projections

A Quick Summary of President Trump's FY 2018 Budget

Today, President Trump released his Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 budget, the first full budget proposal of his presidency. We will publish a full analysis...
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May 19, 2017 | Budgets & Projections

The Progressive Caucus "People's Budget"

The Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) released their “The People’s Budget: A Roadmap for the Resistance.” The budget is the first...
May 19, 2017

CRFB Co-Chair Mitch Daniels Inducted into Order of the Rising Sun

Yesterday, the Government of Japan presented CRFB Co-Chair Mitch Daniels with the Order of the Rising Sun, one of the country’s highest honors. The...
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May 17, 2017 | Health Care

How to Reduce Medicare Spending Without Cutting Benefits

During the 2016 presidential campaign, President Trump argued against making cuts to Social Security and Medicare. At the time, we showed that...
May 12, 2017 | Taxes

Factchecking Trump's Interview with The Economist

This week's issue of The Economist featured an interview with President Donald Trump covering economic, health, tax, and trade policy.  We...

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