Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget
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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.

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Jul 12, 2009 | Economics

Blue Chip Consensus: Weak Recovery Underway

July 12 - Recent consumer confidence, spending and labor market data have raised questions about whether the economy is losing momentum, and these
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Jun 26, 2009 | Economics

Stimulus shows up in consumer spending

June 26 - Can we measure the effects of the economic stimulus legislation?  We are just starting to see effects show up in U.S.
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Jun 17, 2009 | Budgets & Projections

Financial Sector Overhaul Plan

June 17 - Today the White House released its plan to overhaul the financial sector.  If adopted, will the proposals prevent another financial
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Jun 13, 2009 | Health Care

The President's Health Care Offsets

June 13 - In this morning's
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Who's Going to Buy Our Debt Now?

June 10 - It seems like a no-brainer that the US should start planning how it will get its fiscal house in order when economic and financial recove
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Understanding the President’s PAYGO Proposal

Yesterday, President Obama announced his support for enacting statutory pay-as-you-go (PAYGO).
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Jun 9, 2009 | Budgets & Projections

Banks to repay TARP - issues ahead

June 9 - Treasury announced today that 10 of the nation's largest banks can now repay TARP borrowing because they had been able to raise capi

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