EPI Report Shows Inequality, Lack of Mobility Key Challenges for US Economy

By: Tuesday September 11, 2012 9:42 am

The Economic Policy Institute delivers an annual analysis of the “State of Working America,” and this year’s version was released today. In their key findings, they lament the rise of “policy-driven inequality,” a condition that, even when the job market improves, leads to the bulk of our economic growth funneling up to the 1%, while [...]

James O’Keefe Finds Latest Liberal Plot: Smallish Progressive Think Tank EPI

By: Tuesday October 18, 2011 8:15 am

The Economic Policy Institute is a small policy shop in Washington, established 25 years ago. They have a blog. They do pretty good work. Their funding is transparent, and it mostly comes from foundation grants, with another healthy slice from labor unions. Their reach – and their budget – is nothing close to that of [...]

Obama Administration Comes Back to Liberal Wonks for Job Creation Ideas

By: Friday September 9, 2011 11:41 am

The White House wants you to believe that the American Jobs Act is loaded up with bipartisan solutions once preferred by Republicans. And to some extent, that’s true. But there are a number of Easter eggs in here, policy ideas that originated with liberal policy groups. The White House may be touting the bipartisan bona [...]

Mishel: Obama Trying to “Pre-empt Very Awful Things By Doing Awful Things”

By: Thursday February 10, 2011 9:40 am

Responding to the Obama Administration’s apparent decision to cut Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) funding, Larry Mishel of the Economic Policy Institute says that progressives “are losing the argument at a higher level” about the budget in general, putting all programs and services at risk. The fundamental problem, Mishel says, is a spending [...]

Liberal Economists Criticize Schumer-Hatch Tax Credit

By: Saturday February 13, 2010 7:14 am

If we do see a jobs bill from the Senate, the main component (accounting for 87% of the spending at this point) would be the Schumer-Hatch job creation tax credit. This would give businesses a break on their half of payroll taxes (6.2% of salary) for every worker they hire in 2010 who has been [...]

Rep. Joe Courtney: I Have 190 Democrats Against the Tax On “Cadillac” Health Insurance Plans

By: Wednesday January 6, 2010 10:25 am

On a conference call put together by the Economic Policy Institute, Rep. Joe Courtney (D-CT) said that he has the signatures of 190 Democrats on a letter opposed to the excise tax on high-end “Cadillac” insurance plans, and that stopping this tax was the “#1 priority” of the House of Representatives as they move to [...]

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