Topic: Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget
Cost-cutting accounting tricks are a common feature of Washington legislation. The Senate healthcare reform bill may be no exception.
11/20/2009 12:00 am
Obama's stimulus plan has elicited strong opinions from both critics and supporters. So who is right?
10/06/2009 01:00 am
Obama has called for a mechanism that would trigger budget slashing if the health overhaul adds to the federal deficit.
09/11/2009 01:00 am
The White House predicts $9 trillion in red ink from 2010 to 2019. But the Congressional Budget Office estimates $7 trillion. What's an ordinary taxpayer to make of the confusing numbers?
08/25/2009 01:00 am
Even as the president urges Senate Democrats to move quickly, a Congressional Budget Office ruling lowers a hurdle that tripped up the Clinton-era reform effort.
06/03/2009 01:00 am
Our children and grandchildren, yes. But the running trade deficit gets a little trickier.
05/15/2009 01:00 am
Liberal economists see the $3.6 trillion proposal as a 'step in the right direction.'
03/16/2009 01:00 am
‘Member projects’ are a tiny part of the federal budget, but they’re a problem for Obama.
03/03/2009 12:00 am
No one. We have to avert the need for that by reprioritizing now.
11/05/2008 12:00 am
The number ballooned amid the banking bailout. Tax hikes may lie ahead.
10/16/2008 01:00 am
The federal deficit hit $311 billion for the first half of fiscal year 2008, up from $162 billion the year before.
04/23/2008 01:00 am