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Blog | October 2009

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.
Oct 31, 2009 | Budgets & Projections

A Scary Thought

The federal debt held by the public, today, is almost $7.5 trillion dollars. That is around 53 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) -- higher than...
Oct 30, 2009 | Health Care| Taxes

CBO Report Roundup

A number of very interesting and relevant reports have come out of the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) this...

Comparison: Cost of the House Health Care Bill

Today, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi intoduced the latest House health care reform bill, fresh with estimates from the Congressional Budget Office and...
Oct 29, 2009 | Taxes

Homebuyers Credit Will Likely be Extended

The Senate has reached a consensus on the issue of extending the homebuyer’s tax credit, first implemented in the stimulus bill. The tax credit...
Oct 29, 2009 | Budgets & Projections

GMAC Offers $2.9 Billion in Debt

The General Motors Acceptance Corporation (GMAC), previously owned by General Motors, has offered $2.9 billion of three-year bonds in the private...
Oct 29, 2009 | Health Care

House Health Bill Numbers Come Out Today

Update: The Congressional Budget Office has put out their amended score of the House health care bill. It can be found here. A summary of the...

House Health Bill Numbers Should Come Out Today

House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi will unveil legislation today for the latest House health care reform bill. While the score from the Congressional...
Oct 28, 2009

CRFB's Marc Goldwein to Speak at YP Nation Event Tonight

Tonight, Marc Goldwein, Policy Director of CRFB and Senior Policy Analyst in the Fiscal Policy Program at New America Foundation, will be speaking...
Oct 28, 2009 | Taxes

Cracking Down on Tax Evasion Could Boost Revenue

The Obama administration is looking into offsetting some of the costs of likely tax break extensions by cracking down on international tax evasion....

CBO Delivers Cost Estimate for Physician Payment Updates

Yesterday the CBO delivered a cost estimate for instituting permanent Medicare physician payment updates by repealing the sustainable growth...

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