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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 2, 2009 | Economics

September Unemployment Rate and Uncertain Outlook

To those watching the economy as it enters into positive territory and the financial markets as they seemed to be getting into gear again, today...
Oct 2, 2009

This Week's Finance Committee Markup

 The Senate Finance Committee wrapped up work today on the markup of their Health Care Reform legislation, America’s Healthy Future Act....

Social Security Beneficiaries Rise by 19%

According to Bloomberg News, the number of Social Security beneficiaries increased by 19 percent, or 2.6 million retired workers, in FY 2009. This...
Oct 1, 2009

FDIC Proposes Banks Prepay Insurance Premiums

This week, the FDIC issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPR) to require insured banks to prepay premiums for Q4 2009 all the way through 2012....
Oct 1, 2009 | Taxes

Simplifying the Tax Code

Yesterday, the tax subgroup of the President's Economic Recovery Advisory Board (PERAB) met to discuss ideas for simplifying the tax code as part...