Debt Ceiling

Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson: The Gang of Six is our best shot

In an op-ed today in the Washington Post, CRFB board members Erskine Bowles and Senator Alan Simpson argue that the Gang of Six -- despite...
Jun 1, 2011 | Blog Paper Press Release | Taxes

Between the ‘Line’s: Feeling the Heat, Coming Clean, and Disaster Dilemma

Feeling the Heat – As most of us return to work this week nursing sunburns and swapping stories of grilling glory, the heat is on in Washington...

Biden Group Talks Update: Searching for More Cuts and Talking Triggers

The Biden group of debt negotiations resumed on Tuesday with the fourth meeting of the bipartisan group of lawmakers chaired by Vice President Biden...

Low-Hanging Fruit for Debt Ceiling Discussions

Update: Check out our release on these "commonalities" here.As Vice President Biden and several members of Congress continue working toward...

‘Line’ Items: Playoffs Edition

Crunch Time – The playoffs are well underway in the NBA and NHL. A playoff atmosphere is also brewing in Washington even though the home teams...

Between the ‘Line’s: Meetings, Plans, Halfsies and One Cent

No Deficit of Talk – At least there no longer is a deficit of discussion when it comes to our fiscal situation. House Speaker John Boehner (R-...

Boehner to Call for Deep Spending Cuts to Offset Debt Limit Increase

According to a recent article in Politico, Speaker of the House John Boehner will call for spending cuts that are "greater than the accompanying...
May 9, 2011 | Blog Paper Press Release | Taxes

‘Line’ Items: May Flowers Edition

What Will Bloom This Month? – In April we were showered with fiscal policy developments: namely, a last-minute FY 2011 budget deal; a deluge of...

Dave Walker and Bob Bixby: National Fiscal Dialogue Needed

Today, Comeback America Initiative founder and CEO Dave Walker (former U.S. comptroller general) and Concord Coalition executive director Bob Bixby...

Biden Fiscal Working Group Holds First Meeting

The bipartisan, bicameral group of lawmakers hand-picked by congressional leaders had its first meeting today with Vice President Joe Biden to...

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