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Blog | December 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.
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Dec 29, 2017 | Budgets & Projections

CRFB's Top 10 Charts of 2017

The year 2017 was a busy time for budget policy as lawmakers considered major legislation dealing with health care and taxes following the...
Dec 20, 2017 | Taxes

Marc Goldwein: Debt Matters Even More After Tax Bill's Passage

Marc Goldwein is the Senior Vice President and Senior Policy Director for the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. He recently wrote an...
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Dec 20, 2017 | Budgets & Projections

Lawmakers Are Getting Closer to Bringing Back Trillion-Dollar Deficits

Lawmakers are closer to making trillion-dollar deficits a reality again by next fiscal year as a result of the passage of the final, conferenced...
Maya MacGuineas
Dec 19, 2017 | Taxes

Maya MacGuineas: Standing Strong Against Increasing the National Debt

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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Dec 19, 2017 | Taxes

Comparing the Conference Report With the House & Senate Tax Bills

The House-Senate conference committee has released its version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), and we've updated our blog comparing the final...
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Dec 18, 2017 | Taxes

Final Tax Bill Could End Up Costing $2.2 Trillion

The final conference committee agreement of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) would cost $1.46 trillion under conventional scoring and over $1...
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Dec 15, 2017 | Health Care| Taxes

Health Package Sets Stage For Nearly $600 Billion of Costs

Ways and Means Committee Republicans have offered a package of health legislation that would delay several Affordable Care Act (ACA or "Obamacare")...
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Dec 13, 2017 | Budget Process

With Debt Limit Reinstated, It's Time for Reform

As lawmakers go to conference for the tax bill, an important issue has flown under the radar. The debt limit was reinstated on December 9 after the...
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Dec 12, 2017 | Budgets & Projections

Maya MacGuineas: An Opportunity to Improve the Tax Bill While Replacing the PAYGO Sequester

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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Dec 12, 2017 | Taxes

JCT's Latest Analysis Confirms Tax Bills Will Produce Modest Growth, Won't Pay For Themselves

The Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) released its dynamic analysis of the House's version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) yesterday. JCT's...

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