Fiscal Plans

Deficit Reduction Doesn't Need to Be Front-loaded

Regular readers of The Bottom Line are probably familiar with our goal of putting the debt on a downward path as a share of the economy over the long...

New Simpson-Bowles Plan Would Boost Economic Growth, Not Slow It

Some commentators have criticized deficit reduction plans like "A Bipartisan Path Forward" for, in their opinion, promoting austerity at a...

Comparing the Bipartisan Path to Other Budget Proposals

Earlier today, Fiscal Commission co-chairs Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson released a new comprehensive debt reduction plan with $2.5 trillion of...

Poll: Americans Favor Compromise on the Budget

Over the last few weeks, we've seen several different budget proposals emerge from the Senate and the House, and President Obama is expected to...

Mankiw Agrees on the Target for Deficit Reduction

Former Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors and Harvard Professor Greg Mankiw explains how a sustainable budget would affect debt levels in a...

Alice Rivlin To Receive 2013 Robert M. Ball Award

CRFB board member and former CBO and OMB director Alice Rivlin is somewhat of a legend in the budget world, with a long line of work spanning from...

Republican Study Committee Adds to the Alternative Budgets

Yesterday, the House Republican Study Committee (RSC) released its "Back to Basics" budget, which aims to balance the budget in four years instead of...

Van Hollen Releases House Democrats' Alternative Budget

Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Ranking Member of the House Budget Committee, has released an alternative budget on behalf of House Democrats, "...

The Need for a Deal: Intergenerational Equity

In today's The New York Times, Fix the Debt Steering Committee member Steven Rattner writes on the need for a comprehensive deal to put the debt on a...

Event Recap: The Atlantic Economy Summit

The Atlantic held its 2013 Economy Summit yesterday, featuring more than twenty-four speakers on tax reform, the future of entitlement programs, and...

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