CBPP on Pelosi’s Bush Tax Cut Shift

By: Thursday May 31, 2012 6:14 am

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities has put hard numbers to Nancy Pelosi’s shift on the Bush tax cuts. So now we know specifically that raising the dividing line on the tax cuts from $250,000 to $1 million gives back $366 billion in revenue over a ten-year time frame. This is in line with [...]

Contrasting Reports on State Revenues and Spending Tell Us Who’s Paying the Price for Harmful National Economic Policy

By: Saturday April 21, 2012 11:06 am

An article in today’s New York Times tells us about two new reports, one from the Rockefeller Institute (RI), the other from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP), which together tell us about the fiscal health of state and local governments.  The RI report gives us data on the amount of tax revenues [...]

CBPP Destroys Catfood Commission Dems’ Plan for Deficit Reduction

By: Friday October 28, 2011 10:55 am

Robert Greenstein of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities has not been traditionally opposed to a deficit reduction plan. The CBPP supports chained CPI, for example. So it’s quite something to see Greenstein, along with Paul van de Water and Richard Kogan, savage the Democratic opening bid in the Catfood Commission II, describing it [...]

Jared Bernstein: The Latest Casualty of Deficit Fever

By: Friday April 22, 2011 9:48 am

The Wall Street Journal scoops that Jared Bernstein, Joe Biden’s chief economist and the one person on the economic team seen as reliably liberal, will leave the White House soon. Mr. Bernstein, a liberal voice in an increasingly centrist White House, will join the liberal-leaning Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. He is also in [...]

CBPP: Obama’s Deficit Plan is Center-Right

By: Thursday April 14, 2011 6:35 am

The White House decided to release every major statement even mildly accepting of President Obama’s budget speech yesterday, leading them to print missives from both Pete Peterson and the SEIU’s Mary Kay Henry, and even statements that weren’t totally on the President’s side, like Eric Kingson of Strengthen Social Security (“We urge the president to [...]

Grijalva Up to 112 Signatures on Letter Opposing Social Security Benefit Cuts

By: Wednesday October 6, 2010 8:23 am

Raul Grijalva says he’s up to 112 lawmakers signing on to the vow to vote against any Cat Food Commission recommendations that cut Social Security benefits or raise the retirement age, and he expects to reach 150. Grijalva thinks it would be a natural move for Democrats to see the program as a part of [...]

More Leaks That Obama Will Turn Deficit Hawk In 2010

By: Friday November 13, 2009 11:12 am

Politico follows on several reports yesterday about the White House moving deficit-reduction plans with their own story: President Barack Obama plans to announce in next year’s State of the Union address that he wants to focus extensively on cutting the federal deficit in 2010 – and will downplay other new domestic spending beyond jobs programs, [...]

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