Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

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Aug 25, 2009|Washington Times

$1.5 Trillion Deficits Eyed for '09, '10

"These numbers are simply alarming," said Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, a bipartisan budget-watchdog group. ... and more »

Aug 25, 2009|Nightly Business Report

The Deficit's $2 Trillion Dollar Wound

MAYA MACGUINEAS, PRES., COMMITTEE FOR A RESPONSIBLE FEDERAL BUDGET: You can't borrow this much money without at some point your creditors saying, ... and more »

Aug 25, 2009|The Hill

CBO, Obama Forecast Widening Deficits

... both 2010 and 2011, along with a continued uptick in levels of unemployment through 2010, according to the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. ... and more »

Aug 25, 2009|Christian Science Monitor

Trillion-Dollar Deficits: How Serious Are They?

... seeing unmanageable levels of red ink for the foreseeable future,” said Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. ... and more »

Aug 25, 2009|CNNMoney.com

Between a Deficit and a Hard Place

... larger deficit projections than those released by OMB," the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget wrote in a statement after the reports' release. ... and more »

Aug 25, 2009|Bloomberg

Obama Raises 2010 Deficit Estimate to $1.5 Trillion

“It throws a wrench in health-care reforms,” Maya Macguineas, president of the bipartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, said in an interview. ... and more »

Aug 25, 2009|Bloomberg TV

2010 Budget Deficit

Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, interviewed on the budget deficit. . . Original Video

Aug 25, 2009|CBS News

W.H., Congress Project Record Deficits

... bad as they do now," said Maya MacGuineas, president of the bipartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget Let the morally, ethically, socially, ... and more »

Aug 25, 2009|Politics Daily

The Skyrocketing Deficit: How Scared Should We Be?

"It's a dangerous situation, but appropriate for what we faced," Maya Macguineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible Budget and director of the ...

Aug 18, 2009|GovExec.com

Now We Must Think

... honestly say that things have never looked as bad as they do now," said Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. ...

Aug 18, 2009|Dallas Morning News

Obama's Important Nod to the Middle on Health Care

This summer, the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget has been outlining the seriousness of that debt. It now is around $11 trillion, not counting in ...

Aug 10, 2009|Wall Street Journal

Lawmakers Urged to Raise Nation's Debt Limit

Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, in an interview said "the time is now" for lawmakers to tackle issue. ... and more »

Aug 8, 2009|San Francisco Chronicle

Clear, Nonpartisan Analysis from Budget Office

... more than three-quarters would do the opposite, says Marc Goldwein, policy director with the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. ...

Aug 3, 2009|Washington Post

Gibbs: Obama Won't Raise Middle-Class Taxes

... the president has backed himself into a corner here," said Marc Goldwein, policy director of the bipartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. ...

Jul 24, 2009|Atlanta Journal-Constitution

True Health Care Change Is in Proposal's Details

... 9.2 million people with household incomes of $75000 and up lacked health insurance, according to the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. ...

Jul 17, 2009|U.S. News & World Report

Congress Braces for Showdown Over Health-Care Reform

"We've already been hit with the sticker shock of just how much this is going to cost -- a trillion dollars plus in 10 years with higher costs beyond that, so there remain questions about whether this is the right time to be engaging in such an expensive agenda item," said Maya C. MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, in Washington, D.C. She said the House measure doesn't do enough to make "a real dent in the growth of health-care costs."

Jul 16, 2009|Washington Times

CBO Chief: Health Bills Would Be More Costly

... the fiscal outlook has become "considerably worse," said Maya MacGuineas, president of the bipartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. ...

Jul 14, 2009|Boston Globe

The Bill for Health Reform

According to the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, taxing benefits of those earning more than $250,000 would generate $40 billion over 10 years.

Jul 13, 2009|Nightly Business Report

The Federal Deficit Tops $1-Trillion

MAYA MACGUINEAS, PRES., COMMITTEE FOR A RESPONSIBLE FEDERAL BUDGET: What we're doing is we are borrowing to keep the economy afloat and this is a short term strategy. The problem is that the trillion dollars is a reminder that we don't have any plan to stop borrowing at an unsustainable level.

Jul 13, 2009|Wall Street Journal

Budget Deficit Passes $1 Trillion

"Most anybody who's being honest knows we've reached a point where we've got a very dangerous fiscal situation, and it won't fix itself," said Maya MacGuineas, president of the nonpartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. She said the White House and Congress should negotiate a broad plan to reduce deficits now.

Jul 6, 2009|Chicago Tribune

A Budget Hurricane

"Having spent over a decade worrying about budget deficits," said Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, "I can quite honestly say that things have never looked as bad as they do now." Original article

Jul 2, 2009|Washington Times

CBO Warns of Fiscal Disaster over Deficits

"For years, we've been warning that the budget was out of balance over the long term and we should act while there is still time," said Maya MacGuineas, president of the bipartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. "Well, guess what? Time is quickly running out. We're drowning in unprecedented levels of red ink, and there is no plan to fix the situation."

Jul 1, 2009|CNN Money

Why Taxes Will Need to Go Up

"Ultimately, the long-term budget outlook will necessitate serious tax and spending changes," says the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, which is led by tax and budget experts from the left and the right.

Jun 30, 2009|Minnesota Public Radio

The Pros and Cons of a Public Health Care Plan

Health insurance companies worry a public option that the Obama administration wants will spell trouble in the marketplace. What is a public plan and how much will such a plan cost?

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Jun 29, 2009

The Longterm Budget Outlook

Last week, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its Long-Term Budget Outlook. The reports suggests a brief window in which deficits subside a bit, after which the effects of health care cost growth and population aging will drive them rapidly upward and bring the national debt to unprecedented and intolerable levels.

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