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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.
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.
Policy Basics: Unemployment Insurance
Updated June 25, 2012
The federal-state unemployment insurance (UI) system helps people who have lost their jobs and are eligible for benefits by temporarily replacing part of their wages. Created in 1935, it is a form of social insurance, with contributions being paid into the system on behalf of working people so that …
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.
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.