Fiscal Policy in the News

Line Items: Game of Thrones Edition

Winter is Coming – HBO’s “Game of Thrones” has a legion of devoted fans. The show deftly combines mystical elements with real...
May 8, 2012 | Blog Paper Press Release

Line Items: Star Wars Edition

A Galaxy Far, Far Away – Friday was Stars Wars Day, the annual observance of the popular movie series that plays on the date, as in May the...
Apr 24, 2012 | Blog Paper Press Release

Line Items: Play Off Edition

Play On – The NHL playoffs are under way. The Red Wings were clipped, the Sharks sunk, the Canucks cannot, and the Penguins were iced. In...
Apr 17, 2012 | Blog Paper Press Release | Taxes

Line Items: Tax Edition

Tax Reform Cometh…Eventually – Today is Tax Day, when federal tax returns are due. Procrastinators have DC Emancipation Day, a holiday...
Apr 10, 2012 | Blog Paper Press Release

Line Items: Easter Egg Edition

What the Bunny Left Behind – We’ve given up on giving things up for Lent, Passover will be passing, and the Easter Bunny has hopped into...
Mar 30, 2012 | Blog Paper Press Release

CRFB's Policy Director Says "Stabilize the Debt"

CRFB's Senior Policy Director Marc Goldwein was the subject of a CNN piece (audio here) on the goal of deficit reduction (and the life of a budget...
Mar 27, 2012 | Blog Paper Press Release | Taxes

Line Items: Bloom and Gloom Edition

Bloom and Gloom – Washington’s famous Cherry Blossoms bloomed just ahead of the festival in their honor, and most promptly disappeared...

Line Items: March to Madness Edition

Mad, Mad World – There’s enough madness in DC to go around. Lawmakers from opposite parties seem perpetually angry at each other, yet...
Mar 5, 2012 | Blog Paper Press Release | Taxes

Line Items: Primary Edition

Deficit Secondary in Primary – The presidential primary campaign hits a key point this week as "Super Tuesday" contests in several...
Feb 24, 2012 | Blog Paper Press Release

Fiscal Policy Enters Campaign Debate

Several developments this week give us hope that this election season will offer some much-needed focus on fiscal policy. Although exit/entrance...

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