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Media Briefing: Peter Orszag Joins CBPP’s Robert Greenstein to Discuss Tax Rates, Tax Deductions, and the "Fiscal Cliff"
December 6, 2012
The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities held a conference call briefing to address growing interest among policymakers in a cap on itemized deductions as a way to achieve a substantial revenue contribution to deficit reduction while maintaining or lowering current tax rates.
Media Briefing: Examining Wide and Growing Income Gaps in the States
November 15, 2012
The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and the Economic Policy Institute held a joint conference call briefing on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 to discuss a major new state-by-state report on income inequality.
Video: Policy Basics: Where Do Our Federal Tax Dollars Go?
October 25, 2012
The Center's Tax Policy Analyst, Chye-Ching Huang, and Director of Federal Tax Policy, Chuck Marr, discuss where our federal tax dollars go. Topics include defense and international security assistance, Social Security, and health insurance and safety net programs. Chuck Marr, "Obviously, …
Media Briefing: Examining the 2011 Census Data on Poverty, Health Insurance Coverage, and Income
September 12, 2012
The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities held a conference call briefing to examine the Census Bureau data for 2011 on poverty, health insurance coverage, and income trends.
Robert Greenstein, the Center’s President, was joined by Jared Bernstein, Senior Fellow, to discuss the new data.
Video: Jared Bernstein and Chuck Marr Discuss How Tax Reform Could Become a Trap
June 28, 2012
Jared Bernstein and Chuck Marr, Director of Federal Tax Policy at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, discuss the implications of tax reform if it is not done carefully. The discussion focuses on a recent report, "How Tax Reform Could Become a Trap: Tax Reform Holds Promise, But if Not Done Carefully, Could Increase the Deficit and Inequality and Harm …
Video: Jared Bernstein and Hannah Shaw Discuss the May Employment Report
June 1, 2012
Jared Bernstein, the Center’s Senior Fellow, and Hannah Shaw, one of the Center’s Research Associates, discuss the policy implications of the disappointing jobs report for May.
Video: Jared Bernstein and Chye-Ching Huang Discuss Tax Rates and the Economy
May 8, 2012
Jared Bernstein and Chye-Ching Huang discuss the Center's new, comprehensive analysis of recent findings on the economic effects of raising federal income taxes on upper-income taxpayers as part of a balanced effort to reduce budget deficits.
Media Briefing: The Effect on the Economy of Raising Tax Rates on High-Income Households as Part of a Balanced Effort to Reduce Deficits - What the Evidence Shows
April 25, 2012
The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities held a conference call briefing on Wednesday, April 25 to discuss the Center’s new, comprehensive analysis of recent findings on the economic effects of raising federal income taxes on upper-income taxpayers.
The panel featured leading authorities on tax policy, Leonard E. Burman, Daniel Patrick Moynihan Professor of Public Affairs at Syracuse University, and William G. Gale, Co-Director of the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center, and Chye-Ching Huang, Tax Policy Analyst with the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.
Media Briefing: Understanding the Annual Reports of the Social Security and Medicare Trustees
April 23, 2012
The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities held a conference call briefing on Monday, April 23 at 4:00 pm (ET) to discuss the 2012 reports of the Social Security and Medicare Trustees.
Paul Van de Water, Senior Fellow at the Center and one of Washington’s leading experts on both Social Security and Medicare, and Robert Greenstein, President of CBPP discussed what the reports say about the long-term financial status of Social Security and Medicare.
Video: Chad Stone and Hannah Shaw Discuss the March Employment Report
April 6, 2012
Chad Stone, Chief Economist, and Hannah Shaw, Research Associate, discuss the disappointing jobs report for March and what it indicates about job creation and economic growth. Click the video for the full discussion.
Media Briefing: Should IPAB Be Repealed?
March 19, 2012
The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities held a conference call briefing discuss the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB), a health care cost-control mechanism created by the Affordable Care Act (ACA), in advance of a House vote to repeal it.
Uwe Reinhardt, a leading authority on health care economics, and Peter Orszag, former director of the White House Office and Management and Budget who has focused on health care cost containment issues, joined the Center’s Paul Van de Water to discuss IPAB’s potential to help preserve and improve Medicare and rein in cost growth.
Video: Jared Bernstein Discusses the Budget, Debt, and the Economy with Richard Kogan
February 10, 2012
CBPP Senior Fellows Jared Bernstein and Richard Kogan explain why the claim that the rise in the national debt in recent years places an unfair burden on future generations is “wrong in a lot of different ways.”
Video: Jared Bernstein Discusses the January Employment Report with Chad Stone
February 3, 2012
Jared Bernstein, Senior Fellow, and Chad Stone, Chief Economist, discuss what the encouraging January employment report indicates about job creation and economic growth.
Chad Stone: “We’re smiling and the markets are smiling and this is actually a good jobs report. It’s one of the few good jobs reports we’ve had in this recovery. We had 240,000 jobs on private and government payrolls combined. 257,000 jobs in the private sector. 23 straight months of private sector job creation. Another two years of that, we’ll have erased the hole that got created by the Great Recession.”
Video: "You Ask, I Answer" with Jared Bernstein
January 31, 2012
Jared Bernstein, Senior Fellow at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, answers questions from his readers.
Video: A Discussion with Jared Bernstein and Chye-Ching Huang on Capital Gains Tax
January 31, 2012
“There are lots of good reasons to get rid of” the preferential tax treatment of capital gains, Chye-Ching Huang tells Jared Bernstein in this video.
She notes, for instance, that “at the same time that capital gains income has been growing really rapidly, and growing at the very top of the income distribution, we have been cutting the rates. That is one of the major reasons why the tax system hasn’t been doing as much to push against income inequality as it used to.”
Chye-Ching and Jared discuss what capital gains are and the tax advantages they receive compared to ordinary income.