Defense

Weekend Editorial Roundup

Here are the highlights from this weekend’s editorials on fiscal and budget policy:The Chicago Tribune noted that for all the attention paid to...

Bills Bills Bills: Extenders and Supplementals

Next week, House Democrats intend to introduce a package of aid to states, extended unemployement benefits, and tax break extensions. This "must...

‘Line’ Items: Greek Tragedy Edition

From Sophisticated to Sophocles – The untangling of the complex web of financial manipulation and deceit arising from the “hidden debts...

Rethinking TRICARE Benefits

Admiral Roughead (Navy), General Conway, (Marine Corps) and Admiral Allen (Coast Guard) all took the spending challenge today, arguing that retired...

‘Line’ Items: Derby Edition

Super Saver Cashes In – Those who couldn’t resist the irony of betting it all on a horse named Super Saver were rewarded handsomely on...

What Will the Budget Look Like in 2020?

In our Analysis of the President's FY 2011 Budget, we discussed that, if the President's proposals were enacted, spending would grow to $5.7...

Freeze Leaves Some Cold, Some Toasty

Today, CRFB released our Analysis of the President's FY 2011 Budget. We will be following-up here at The Bottom Line with shorter analyses discussing...

President Releases $3.8 Trillion Budget

President Obama released a Fiscal 2011 budget request today that would spend some $3.834 trillion next year and projects a deficit of $1.267 trillion...

Since We've Been Gone...

We hope all of our readers had very happy holidays. Now that we are back from our vacation, there is a lot to report on regarding congressional...

Update on House Activities: Debt Ceiling, CR, and Defense Bill

The House has been extremely busy today, not only passing a $154 billion jobs bill but also passing a temporary continuing resolution, the defense...

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