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Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

Paul Ryan Was Right: This Was A Defining Moment For The GOP

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 05.05.2017 | Politics

House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) reportedly delivered a message to his colleagues earlier this week, seeking their support for the American Health Car...

Will The "Fix the Debt" Manipulators Ever Reform Themselves?

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 08.18.2016 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

I'll say this for them: The Wall Street billionaires and corporate CEOs behind the "Campaign to Fix that Debt" have a lot of nerve. Once again they're using cheap scare tactics, along with some manipulative "nudging," to drum up support for cutting Social Security benefits.

Paul Blumenthal

Fix The Debt Campaign Caused Split With Think Tank | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Late in 2012, the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget (CRFB), the leading organization promoting a grand budget bargain that incl...

Chairman Ryan's "Vague" and "Extreme" New Budget Plan

Bob Greenstein | Posted 03.12.2013 | Politics
Bob Greenstein

Is it courageous to camouflage hundreds of billions in cuts for the poor and disadvantaged in broad budget categories without identifying the programmatic cuts, so that analysts, journalists, and other policymakers can't identify the specific cuts and assess their impacts?

Paul Blumenthal

'Independent' Watchdog Has History Of Corporate Ties | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget is known in Washington as a nonpartisan budget watchdog, a central voice in calls to rein...

The Real War on Youth: Esquire's Dubious Achievements

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 06.09.2012 | Media
Richard (RJ) Eskow

The magazine is at it again with an economically illiterate and deceptive piece about "generational conflict" called "The War on Youth." Meanwhile the real war on youth is an assault on their employment prospects, education costs, and, yes, their future Social Security benefits.

National Debt Will Likely Swell Under Top GOP Hopefuls' Tax Plans

The Washington Post | Lori Montgomery | Posted 03.02.2012 | Politics

The national debt is likely to balloon under tax policies championed by three of the four major Republican candidates for president, according to an i...

Bernanke: Inaction On Debt Ceiling Could Cause 'Severe Disruptions' In Markets

Posted 08.14.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (Pedro Nicolaci da Costa) - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke warned on Tuesday that a failure to lift the government's $14.3 trillion ...

The Ministry of Truth: New Fronts in the War on Social Security

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Every Orwellian campaign needs a compliant press, and the Social Security Slashers led by Pete Peterson have been particularly lucky (or effective) in this area.

Obama's Minimalist Budget

Will Marshall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Will Marshall

President Obama's new budget is a highly tactical exercise in fiscal minimalism. But sooner rather than later, he'll have to step up and lead on entitlement reform.

Debt Commission Staffers Paid By Outside Groups

The Washington Post | Dan Eggen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

...Tthe National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform has also come under attack for its unusual approach to staffing: Many of its employees...

Volcker Involved In Anti-Stimulus Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

ABC News | Jake Tapper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The chairman of President Obama's Presidential Economic Recovery Advisory Board, Paul Volcker, is an official of a think-tank that recently assailed t...