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Issue Brief 

Watching the Watcher: Working for a Better Budget Office

by Demian Brady / /

Congress is conducting the first comprehensive review of the CBO since it was established, and with good reason.


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Policy Paper 

Resetting the Scoreboard

by Doug Badger / /

Why CBO Should Abandon Its Flawed Analysis of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation
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Issue Brief 

CBO’s “Extremely Uncertain” Score of IPAB Shouldn’t Impede Repeal

by Demian Brady / /

Several Representatives have cited a $17.5B "cost" for repealing IPAB but fail to note CBO's disclaimer of the estimate.
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Issue Brief 

Creating a Consistent, Commonsense Benchmark Through a Current Policy Baseline

by Demian Brady / /

The way that CBO develops its current law baseline presents an inaccurate portrayal of federal receipts and expenditures.
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Blog 

The Importance of Dynamic Scoring

by Andrew Wilford / /

As the tax reform battle heats up, it's a good thing the CBO has starting using dynamic scoring.
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Blog 

New CBO Direct Spending and Revenue Estimate Highlights ATC Reform’s Tax Cuts

by Demian Brady / /

CBO did not determine ATC reform would boost deficit by $100B in its plainly incomplete analysis excluding discretionary spending.
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Blog 

In Rare Case, CBO Uses Private Modeling to Forecast $1.4 Billion Flood Insurance Shortfall

by Demian Brady / /

Although CBO is often criticized for failing to take into account the best available modeling in its projections, its recent analysis of NFIP is a notable exception.
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Blog 

CBO Projections Likely Underestimate Future Debt Load

by Demian Brady / /

CBO's forecast should raise alarms, but without significant reform, there are factors that could drive debt higher than projected.
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