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Two Tax Cuts Primarily Benefiting Millionaires Will Start Taking Effect January 1; Congress Declines to Rethink These Tax Cuts As It Proposes to Cut Aid to Low-Income Families
Robert Greenstein, Joel Friedman, and Aviva Aron-Dine
12/28/05
HTML, PDF, 5pp.

Congressional Leaders Misrepresent Why Energy Assistance Funds Were Stripped In Senate: Hastert, Santorum, Gregg, Grassley Make Incorrect Statements
Robert Greenstein
12/23/05
HTML, PDF, 2pp.

Press Release: Congressional Leaders Drop Extra Low-Income Energy Assistance: Move Is Unnecessary and Means Poor Will Receive No Extra Help Against High Home Heating Costs This Winter
12/22/05
HTML, PDF, 2pp.

Senate Cuts LIHEAP Funding: Despite Claims, There Is No Legitimate Connection Between ANWR and LIHEAP
James Horney
12/22/05
HTML, PDF, 3pp.

Claim That Proposed Federal “Business Activity Tax Nexus” Bill Would Have A Negligible Impact On State Revenue Is False And Disingenuous
Revised 12/22/05
HTML, PDF, 5pp.

Budget Agreement Likely To Discourage Charitable Giving By Seniors
Judith Solomon
12/21/05
HTML, PDF, 3pp.

The Fallacy of Using Cash and Counseling to Support Proposals to Convert Medicaid to Vouchers or Health Savings Accounts
Pat Redmond and Judith Solomon
12/21/05
HTML, PDF, 2pp.

What Do the Across-the-Board Cuts Mean for Domestic Appropriations?
Arloc Sherman and Richard Kogan
Revised 12/19/05
HTML, PDF, 28pp.

New Bush Administration Decision Makes States Base Food Stamp Benefit Levels For This Winter On Last Year’s Heating Costs: Increased Hardship Likely To Result
Dottie Rosenbaum and Stacy Dean
12/14/05
Full Report: HTML, PDF, 5pp.
Press Release: HTML, PDF, 2pp.

Funding for Home Heating in Reconciliation Bill? Right Idea, Wrong Vehicle
Aviva Aron-Dine and Martha Coven
Revised 12/14/05
Full Report: HTML, PDF, 6pp.
Press Release: HTML, PDF, 2pp.

Claims that Proposed Federal “Business Activity Tax Nexus” Bill Would Have a Negligible Impact on State Revenues Are False and Disingenuous
Michael Mazerov
12/13/05
HTML, PDF, 5pp.

Study Finds Dividend Tax Cut Failed to Boost Stock Prices
Aviva Aron-Dine
12/12/05
HTML, PDF, 3pp.

Medicaid Provisions of House Reconciliation Bill Both Harmful and Unnecessary Senate Bill Achieves Larger Savings Without Reducing Access to Care
Victoria Wachino, Leighton Ku, Edwin Park, and Judith Solomon
12/9/05
HTML, PDF, 18pp.

House Budget Reconciliation Bill Would Harm People With Disabilities
Eileen Sweeney and Sharon Parrott
12/8/05
HTML, PDF, 7pp.

Have Domestic Appropriations Exploded? Claims Of Runaway Costs Not Supported By The Data; Growth In Defense Funding Far Outpaces Domestic Funding Growth
Richard Kogan, Katharine Richards and Robert Greenstein
12/8/05
HTML, PDF, 8pp.

Key Questions for Judging the Outcome of House-Senate Reconciliation Negotiations
Isaac Shapiro, Sharon Parrott, and Robert Greenstein
12/8/05
HTML, PDF, 12pp.

Out in the Cold: How Much LIHEAP Funding Will Be Needed to Protect Beneficiaries from Rising Energy Prices?
Richard Kogan and Aviva Aron-Dine
Revised 12/7/05
Full Report: HTML, PDF, 10pp.
Press Release: HTML, PDF, 2pp.

State Revenues and Services Remain Below Pre-Recession Levels
Elizabeth C. McNichol and Iris J. Lav
12/6/05
Full Report: HTML, PDF, 4pp.

New Bells & Whistles but the Same Engine: Pennsylvania’s Spending Limit Proposals Are Powered by the Same Formula as Colorado’s Failed TABOR
David Bradley
12/6/05
Press Release: HTML, PDF, 1pg.
Full Report: HTML, PDF, 8pp.

House Reconciliation Bill Targets Food Stamp Program For Cuts
Dorothy Rosenbaum, Stacy Dean, and Zoë Neuberger
Revised 12/6/05
HTML, PDF, 12pp.

The Tax Reform Panel’s Costly Proposal
Jason Furman
11/30/05
HTML, PDF, 4pp.

House Budget Reconciliation Bill Includes Highly Flawed TANF Provisions That Have Repeatedly Failed To Garner Support
Sharon Parrott
Revised 11/30/05
HTML, PDF, 14pp.

House Reconciliation Bill Targets Key Low-Income Programs In Ways And Means Committee’s Jurisdiction
Sharon Parrott
Revised 11/30/05
48K-HTML, 35K-PDF, 11pp.

Federal "Business Activity Tax Nexus" Legislation: Half of A Two-Pronged Strategy To Gut State Corporate Income Taxes
Michael Mazerov
Revised 11/30/05
Summary and Background: 15K-HTML
Full Report: 72K-PDF, 14pp.

A Brief Guide to TANF Reauthorization Issues in 2005
Revised 11/29/05
HTML, PDF, 4pp.

The House Reconciliation Bill’s Provisions On Medicaid Co-Payments and Premiums: Are They Mild or Harsh?
Leighton Ku, Vikki Wachino and Robert Greenstein
Revised 11/22/05
32K-HTML, 97K-PDF, 7pp.

An Introduction to TANF
Martha Coven
Revised 11/22/05
HTML, PDF, 6pp.

Congressional Budget Office Estimates Reveal Severity of Medicaid Cuts in House-Passed Reconciliation Bill
Edwin Park
Revised 11/22/05
HTML, PDF, 4pp.

Hardship Indicators Point to a Difficult Holiday Season: National Policy Response is Off Kilter
Arloc Sherman and Isaac Shapiro
11/21/05
322K-HTML, 99K-PDF, 10pp.

President Bush Embraces House Budget: Official "Statement Of Administration Policy" Raises No Concerns About Cuts In Programs For Low-Income Families
11/18/05
HTML, PDF, 2pp.

FEMA Action Raises More Doubts about Federal Commitment to Aid Katrina Victims New Policy Puts Vulnerable Families at Risk
Douglas Rice and Barbara Sard
11/18/05
HTML, PDF, 4pp.

Cuts In House Budget Bill Aimed At Low-Income Families Reduced By Only 2%; Other 98% Of Cuts Remain Changes Made Before the Vote Were Very Small
Robert Greenstein and Sharon Parrott
Revised 11/18/05
HTML, PDF, 3pp.

CBO Information Shows CBO Information Shows House Budget Bill Passed Last Night Would Hit The Poor Hard
Robert Greenstein, Sharon Parrott, and Isaac Shapiro
Revised 11/18/05
24K-HTML, 41K-PDF, 2pp.

Capital Gains and Dividend Tax Cuts and Investment
Aviva Aron-Dine
11/14/05
14K-HTML, 32K-PDF, 2pp.

Supposed Easing Of House Food Stamp Immigrant Cut Turns Out To Be Largely Cosmetic: Change Retains Full Cut, Merely Phases It In Over Several Years
11/10/05
14K-HTML, 43K-PDF, 2pp.

The House Reconciliation Bill’s Provisions On Medicaid Co-Payments and Premiums: Are They Mild or Harsh?
Leighton Ku, Vikki Wachino and Robert Greenstein
11/10/05
32K-HTML, 97K-PDF, 7pp.

Georgetown University Health Policy Institute Center for Children and Families:
More Than Six Million Children on Medicaid Could be Subject to Dramatically Higher Premiums and Cost-Sharing Under the House Budget Bill

Cindy Mann and Jocelyn Guyer
11/10/05
238K-PDF, 3pp.

Georgetown University Health Policy Institute Center for Children and Families:
House Budget Bill Would Eliminate All Current Federal Medicaid Benefit Standards for Six Million Children and Other Vulnerable People
Cindy Mann and Jocelyn Guyer
11/10/05
256K-PDF, 3pp.

House Medicaid Proposal Is Unnecessary and Could Impede Citizens’ Coverage
Leighton Ku and Donna Cohen Ross
11/9/05
18K-HTML, 77K-PDF, 3pp.

Economic Evidence for Extending Capital Gains and Dividend Tax Cuts Is Weak
Joel Friedman and Aviva Aron-Dine
11/9/05
55K-HTML, 95K-PDF, 8pp.

House Agriculture Committee Reconciliation Package Targets Food Stamp Program for Cuts
Stacy Dean and Dorothy Rosenbaum
Revised 11/8/05
35K-HTML, 44K-PDF, 7pp.

IRS Data on the Capital Gains Tax Cut in Each State: Data Show Benefits Sharply Skewed To High-Income Filers
Joel Friedman and Katharine Richards
11/7/05
111K-HTML, 39K-PDF, 2pp.

House Budget Bill Undermines Goals of Promoting Work and Responsibility
Sharon Parrott
11/7/05
26K-HTML, 47K-PDF, 2pp.

Administration Ignores MedPAC Findings and Recommendation in Threatening Veto Over Senate Medicare Provision
Edwin Park
11/4/05
15K-HTML, 40K-PDF, 2pp.

False Promise of Prosperity: For Kansas Economic Growth, TABOR May Do More Harm than Good
David Bradley, Nicholas Johnson, and Karen Lyons
11/3/05
125K-HTML, 80K-PDF, 10pp.

Bringing Katrina’s Poorest Victims Home: Targeted Federal Assistance Will Be Needed To Give Neediest Evacuees Option To Return To Their Hometowns
Will Fischer And Barbara Sard
11/2/05
17K-HTML, 110K-PDF, 18pp.

Unshared Sacrifice: Who’s Hurt, Who’s Helped, and What’s Spared Under the Emerging House Budget Reconciliation Plan
Sharon Parrott and Isaac Shapiro
Revised 11/2/05
44K-HTML, 75K-PDF, 9pp.
Fact Sheet: 46K-HTML, 10K-PDF, 1pp.

Health Opportunity Accounts for Low-Income Medicaid Beneficiaries: A Risky Approach
Edwin Park and Judith Solomon
Revised 11/1/05
48K-HTML, 58K-PDF, 8pp.

What Are the Effects of Cutting Domestic Appropriations Another Two Percent?
Richard Kogan, Arloc Sherman, and Bradley Hardy
10/31/05
44K-HTML, 165K-PDF, 33pp.
State-by-State Tables: 50K-PDF, 22pp.

Energy and Commerce Committee Bill Imposes New Costs On Low-Income Medicaid Beneficiaries
Victoria Wachino
10/28/05
23K-HTML, 80K-PDF, 4pp.

Cost-Sharing Provisions in the Energy and Commerce Medicaid Proposal: Key Issues for Children and Families
Jocelyn Guyer and Cindy Mann
Revised 10/27/05
188K-PDF, 4pp.

Ways and Means Committee Proposes Deep Cuts in Child Support Funding
Vicki Turetsky
10/25/05
35K-PDF, 4pp.

Differences that Make a Difference: Comparing Medicaid and the State Children's Health Insurance Program Federal Benefits Standards
Cindy Mann and Elizabeth Kenny
10/25/05
Full Report: 122K-PDF, 8pp.
Summary: 90K-PDF, 2pp.

Larger Reconciliation Cuts in the House Would Put Low-Income Programs at Greater Risk
James Horney, Robert Greenstein, and Sharon Parrott
Revised 10/24/05
45K-HTML, 63K-PDF, 8pp.

Impact Of Additional Entitlement Cuts: A State-By-State Analysis
Sharon Parrott and Arloc Sherman
10/21/05
145K-HTML, 51K-PDF, 4pp.

Meeting the Basic Needs of Hurricane Katrina Victims: Recommendations to Federal Policymakers
Revised 10/20/05
HTML, PDF, 19pp.

A Formula for Decline: Lessons from Colorado for States Considering TABOR
David Bradley and Karen Lyons
10/19/05
16K-HTML, 430K-PDF, 18pp.

Poverty, Income, and Health Insurance Coverage Tables
Matthew Broaddus and Arloc Sherman
Updated 10/19/05
Table of Contents: 34K-HTM.
Excel files: Poverty Tables | Income Tables | Health Tables
PDF files:  Poverty Tables | Income Tables | Health Tables

In a Time of Growing Need: State Choices Influence Health Coverage Access for Children and Families: A 50 State Update on Eligibility Rules, Enrollment and Renewal Procedures, and Cost-Sharing Practices in Medicaid and SCHIP for Children and Families
Donna Cohen-Ross, Laura Cox
10/18/05
3.6MB-PDF, 80pp.

New IRS Data Show Income Inequality Is Again On The Rise
Isaac Shapiro
10/17/05
47K-HTML, 65K-PDF, 6pp.

An Analysis of The National Governors Association’s Proposals For “Short-Run Medicaid Reform”An Analysis of The National Governors Association’s Proposals For "Short-Run Medicaid Reform"
Victoria Wachino, Leighton Ku, Edwin Park And Judith Solomon
10/14/05
23K-HTML, 135K-PDF, 20pp.

Changes Needed In Katrina Transitional Housing Plan To Meet Families’ Needs
Barbara Sard and Douglas Rice
10/13/05
Full Report: HTML, PDF, 18pp.
Appendix (Program Summary): HTML, PDF, 2pp.

Many Katrina Survivors Seeking Medicaid In Louisiana Shelters Remain Without Coverage: Medicaid Categorical Eligibility Rules Continue To Be The Major Barrier
Donna Cohen Ross
10/12/05
12K-HTML, 167K-PDF, 2pp.

Critical Choices: Will Congress Secure Health Care Savings by Targeting “Weak Claims” or “Weak Clients”?
Sharon Parrot
10/12/05
63K-HTML, 92K-PDF, 13pp.

Adopting MedPAC Recommendations to Reduce Excessive Medicare Managed Care Plan Payments Could Yield Large Budget Reconciliation Savings
Edwin Park
10/12/05
HTML, PDF, 6pp.

Congress Using the "Reconciliation" Process Again To Make It Easier To Pass Deficit-Increasing Tax Cuts
Joel Friedman and James Horney
Revised 10/7/05
18K-HTML, 47K-PDF, 3pp.

Dividend and Capital Gains Tax Cuts Unlikely to Yield Touted Economic Gains: Benefits of These Tax Cuts Flow Disproportionately To The Well-Off
Joel Friedman
Revised 10/7/05
83K-HTML, 78K-PDF, 16pp.

Getting Serious About Deficits? Calls To Offset Hurricane Spending Miss The Point; Balanced Set Of First Steps Toward Fiscal Discipline Needed
Robert Greenstein
10/6/05
HTML, PDF, 11pp.

The House Republican Study Committee's Proposals to Offset the Costs of Hurricane Relief
James Horney and Robert Greenstein
10/5/05
HTML, PDF, 15pp.

Failing To Deliver: Administration’s Medicaid Waiver Policy Excludes Many Katrina Survivors and Provides No Guarantee of Full Federal Financing
Edwin Park
9/29/05
HTML, PDF, 8pp.

Benefit Levels for Unemployed Hurricane Victims are Too Low
Isaac Shapiro
9/27/05
HTML, PDF, 3pp.

Medicaid Categorical Eligibility Rules are Proving a Major Obstacle To Getting Health Coverage to Impoverished Katrina Victims in Louisiana
Donna Cohen Ross and Victoria Wachino
9/26/05
HTML, PDF, 5pp.

An Estate Tax With A 15 Percent Tax Rate Does Not Represent A Reasonable Compromise
Ruth Carlitz and Joel Friedman
9/22/05
40K-HTML, 95K-PDF, 4pp.

CBPP Statement: Statement by Robert Greenstein on Proposed Budget Package Presented by Republican Study Committee
9/21/05
HTML, PDF

What the New CBO Report Finds About Social Security "Grow Accounts"
Jason Furman
9/21/05
HTML, PDF, 3pp.

Another Round of Economic Stimulus? Hurricane Reconstruction and Relief is the Right Medicine
Richard Kogan and Aviva Aron-Dine
9/20/05
HTML, PDF, 6pp.

Essential Facts About The Victims of Hurricane Katrina
Arloc Sherman and Isaac Shapiro
9/19/05
155K-HTML, 205K-PDF, 3pp.

New Tax Cuts Primarily Benefiting Millionaires Slated To Take Effect In January: Should They Be Implemented While Katrina Costs Mount?
Robert Greenstein, Joel Friedman, and Isaac Shapiro
9/19/05
40K-HTML, 95K-PDF, 6pp.

Katrina Relief and Federal Spending and Deficits
Jim Horney, Robert Greenstein, and Richard Kogan
Revised 9/19/05
13K-HTML, 51K-PDF, 2pp.

States Are Decoupling From The Federal "Qualified Production Activities Income" Deduction
Elizabeth McNichol and Nicholas Johnson
9/14/05
130K-HTML, 270K-PDF, 10pp.

Medicaid and SCHIP Retention in Challenging Times: Strategies from Managed Care Organizations
Pat Redmond
9/13/05
7K HTML, 289K PDF, 16pp.

A State of Decline: What a TABOR Would Mean for Kansas
David Bradley
9/12/05
130-HTML, 67-PDF, 9pp.

Should States Suspend Their Gasoline Taxes?
Nicholas Johnson
9/8/05
145-HTML, 238-PDF, 6pp.

Reconciliation Bills Would Increase the Deficit and Favor the Well-Off
James Horney
9/8/05
45-HTML, 52-PDF, 6pp.

CBPP Statement: Statement of Robert Greenstein on Challenges Facing Congress and the Nation in the Wake of the Devastation of Hurricane Katrina
9/6/05
10K-HTML, 50K-PDF, 2pp.

Unhappy Anniversary: Federal Minimum Wage Remains Unchanged For Eighth Straight Year, Falls To 56-Year Low Relative To The Average Wage
Jared Bernstein, and Isaac Shapiro
9/1/05
30K-HTML, 117K-PDF, 5pp.

The "Single Sales Factor" Formula for State Corporate Taxes: A Boon to Economic Development or a Costly Giveaway?
Michael Mazerov
Revised 9/1/05
Summary: 60K-HTML, 14pp.
Full report: 1090K-PDF, 94pp.

Statement By Robert Greenstein On Administration Mischaracterizations Regarding The Economy And New Data On Poverty, Income, And Health Insurance
8/31/05
10K-HTML, 145K-PDF, 1pp.

Economic Recovery Failed To Benefit Much of The Population In 2004
8/30/05
25K-HTML, 195K-PDF, 4pp.

The Number Of Uninsured Americans Continued To Rise In 2004
8/30/05
31K-HTML, 168K-PDF, 4pp.

High Stakes for the Housing Voucher Program in the 2006 Appropriations Bill
Barbara Sard, Douglas Rice and Will Fischer
8/24/05
Press Release: HTM | PDF, 3pp.
Full Report: HTM | PDF, 26pp.
State Fact Sheets
Summary Appendix: HTM | PDF, 2pp.
National Summary Table, 3pp.
Methodology, 13pp.
NLHA Sign-on Letter, 2pp.

HUD Data Show Housing Voucher Costs Leveled Off Starting In 2003 As Rental Market Cooled
Will Fischer and Barbara Sard
Revised 8/23/05
Full Report: 123K-HTML, 87K-PDF, 14pp.
Fact Sheet: 34K-HTML, 29K-PDF, 2pp.
Methodology: 108K-PDF, 18pp.

Public Benefits: Easing Poverty and Ensuring Medical Coverage
Arloc Sherman
Revised 8/17/05
68K-HTML, 96K-PDF, 9pp.

Medicaid: Improving Health, Saving Lives
Leighton Ku
Revised 8/17/05
193K-HTML, 184K-PDF, 9pp.

Food And Nutrition Programs: Reducing Hunger, Bolstering Nutrition
Dorothy Rosenbaum and Zoё Neuberger
Revised 8/17/05
325K-HTML, 364K-PDF, 11pp.

The Earned Income Tax Credit: Boosting Employment, Aiding the Working Poor
Robert Greenstein
Revised 8/17/05
115K-HTML, 272K-PDF, 8pp.

Supplemental Security Income: Supporting People With Disabilities And The Elderly Poor
Eileen P. Sweeney and Shawn Fremstad
Revised 8/17/05
156K-HTML, 207-PDF, 8pp.

What The New CBO Report Shows: Budget And Economic Outlook Has Not Improved
James Horney, Richard Kogan
8/16/05
46K-HTML, 140K-PDF, 7pp.

Revenue Collections In 2005: What Does The Recent Increase In Revenues Signify?
Richard Kogan and Isaac Shapiro
Revised 8/16/05
43K-HTML, 54K-PDF, 6pp.

CBPP Statement: CBO Sees Essentially No Improvement in Outlook For the Future
8/15/05
8K-HTML, 40K-PDF, 1pp.

Top Ten Facts on Social Security's 70th Anniversary
Jason Furman
8/11/05
100K-HTML, 59K-PDF, 5pp.

Entitlement Cap Would Require Deep Cuts in Entitlement Programs
Richard Kogan and Robert Greenstein
8/10/05
Summary: 53K-HTML, 62K-PDF, 6pp.
Full Report: 147K-PDF, 22pp.

Proposed Appropriations Caps Would Require Deep Cuts in Domestic Discretionary Programs
Ruth Carlitz, Richard Kogan, and Robert Greenstein
8/10/05
70K-HTML, 54K-PDF, 4pp.

Would An Entitlement Cap Be A Wise Idea?
Robert Greenstein, Richard Kogan, Sharon Parrott, and James Horney
Revised 8/10/05
64K-HTML, 41K-PDF, 7pp.

Risky Business: South Carolina's Medicaid Waiver Proposal
Judith Solomon
8/10/05
120K-HTML, 99K-PDF, 13pp.

Online Information About Key Low-Income Benefit Programs
Sharon Parrott
Updated 8/10/05
219K-HTML, 274K-PDF, 48pp.

The Superwaiver Would Cause Serious Damage To The Food Stamp Program And Place Benefits For Low-Income Families At Risk
Stacy Dean
Revised 8/10/05
53K-HTML, 86K-PDF, 10pp.

Five-State Food Stamp Block Grant Proposal In House Welfare Bill Would Risk Serious Harm To Low-Income Families
Stacy Dean, Dottie Rosenbaum, and Robert Greenstein
Revised 8/10/05
37K-HTML, 90K-PDF, 11pp.

CBPP Statement: Statement of Robert Greenstein on Tax Cuts in the 2006 Energy Bill
8/8/05
8K-HTML, 40K-PDF, 1pp.

Food Stamps On-Line: A Review of State Government Food Stamp Websites
Revised 7/28/05
126K-HTML, 110K-PDF, 18pp.

The Impact of the President's Proposal On Social Security Solvency and the Budget
James Horney and Richard Kogan
Revised 8/2/05
Summary: 17K-HTML, 78K-PDF
Full Report: 209K-PDF, 44pp.

New Kyl Proposal Still Calls For Applying Capital Gains Rate To Estate Tax, So Revenue Loss Would Be Substantial
Joel Friedman and Ruth Carlitz
7/27/05
25K-HTML, 89K-PDF, 4pp.

Selected Research Findings on Accomplishments of the Safety Net
Isaac Shapiro, Sharon Parrott, and John Springer
7/27/05
68K-HTML, 96K-PDF, 4pp.

Greenspan Rejects Estate Tax Repeal Without Offsets
Joel Friedman and Ruth Carlitz
7/22/05
13K-HTML, 50K-PDF, 1pp.

The Impact of The President's Proposal On Social Security Solvency And The Budget
Jason Furman
Revised 7/22/05
74K-HTML, 63K-PDF, 11pp.

The DeMint and McCrery Social Security Plans
By Jason Furman and Robert Greenstein
Revised 7/20/05 to reflect the Social Security actuaries' analysis of the McCrery plan and recent revealing statements by Senator DeMint.
15K-HTML, 70K-PDF, 8pp.

The Tax Foundation’s Analyses Of The CUNO Decision: Inaccurate And Inconsistent
Michael Mazerov
7/20/05
Summary: 36K-HTML
Full Report: 125K-PDF, 7pp.

Press Release: What Does the Safety Net Accomplish? New Series of Reports Examines Research Findings
7/19/05
32K-HTML, 88K-PDF, 4pp.

Many States Are Decoupling from the Federal Estate Tax Cut
Elizabeth C. McNichol
Revised 7/19/05
10K-HTML, 20K-PDF, 1pp.

New Research Sheds Light On Risks From Increasing Medicaid Cost-Sharing And Reducing Medicaid Benefits
Leighton Ku
7/18/05
20K-HTML, 48K-PDF, 3pp.

OMB’s Mid-Session Review: Does an Increase in Revenues this Year Really Mean Future Deficits are Under Control?
James Horney and Richard Kogan
7/13/05
27K-HTML, 56K-PDF, 5pp.

Medicaid Commission Named By Secretary Leavitt Lacks Balance
Leighton Ku and Victoria Wachino
7/11/05
10K-HTML, 62K-PDF, 1pp.

CBO Finds Tiny Number Of Farms Face Estate Tax
Matt Fiedler and Joel Friedman
7/11/05
10K-HTML, 62K-PDF, 1pp.

Deficits Frame Coming Debate On Estate Tax
Ruth Carlitz
7/8/05
22K-HTML, 104K-PDF, 4pp.

Kyl Estate Tax "Compromise" Proposal Extremely Costly; True Cost Likely To Be Masked
Joel Friedman and Ruth Carlitz
7/7/05
13K-HTML, 60K-PDF, 2pp.

Assessing The National Governors Association's Proposals To Allow Increases In Cost-Sharing Charges To Medicaid Beneficiaries
Leighton Ku and Victoria Wachino
7/7/05
13K-HTML, 24K-PDF, 2pp.

The Effect Of Increased Cost-Sharing In Medicaid: A Summary Of Research Findings
Leighton Ku
Revised 7/7/05
Full Report: 42K-HTML, 85K-PDF, 11pp.
Press Release: 16K-HTML, 166K-PDF, 2pp.

Social Security and Hispanics: A Reply To The Heritage Foundation
Robert Greenstein, Fernando Torres-Gil, and David Kamin
7/5/05
30K-HTML, 95K-PDF, 5pp.

Food Stamps and The Cuts That The Agriculture Committees Must Make: What Is A Fair Share Of The Cuts For The Food Stamp Program To Bear?
Dorothy Rosenbaum
7/5/05
30K-HTML, 90K-PDF, 6pp.

Should Congress Authorize States To Continue Giving Tax Breaks To Businesses?
Michael Mazerov
Revised 6/30/05
Summary: 20K-HTML
Full Report: 138K-PDF, 25pp.

In a League of their Own: Colorado's TABOR And Ohio's Proposal Are More Restrictive Than Other Limits
David Bradley and Iris Lav
6/29/05
98K-HTML, 77K-PDF, 9pp.

Food Stamp Overpayment Error Rate Hits Record Low In 2004
6/29/05
36K-HTML, 99K-PDF, 7pp.

The Food Stamp Program; Working Smarter for Working Families
Dorothy Rosenbaum and David Super
Revised 6/29/05
60K-HTML, 39K-PDF, 6pp.

The Food Stamp Program Is Effective and Efficient
Dorothy Rosenbaum
Revised 6/29/05
51K-HTML, 29K-PDF, 4pp.

Hispanics’ Large Stake In The Social Security Debate
Fernando Torres-Gil, Robert Greenstein, and David Kamin
6/28/05
38K-HTML, 61K-PDF, 5pp.
En Espanol: 40K-HTML, 95K-PDF, 6pp.

Hispanics And Social Security: The Implications Of Reform Proposals
Fernando Torres-Gil, Robert Greenstein, and David Kamin
6/28/05
103K-HTML, 105K-PDF, 17pp.

The Importance Of Social Security To The Hispanic Community
Fernando Torres-Gil, Robert Greenstein, and David Kamin
6/28/05
128K-HTML, 110K-PDF, 16pp.

Proposed Improvements In Social Security’s Minimum Benefit And Widow’s Benefit Could Harm Some Of Nation’s Poorest People
Robert Greenstein and Eileen Sweeney
6/27/05
18K-HTML, 46K-PDF, 3pp.

The Graetz Tax Reform Plan And The Treatment Of Low-Income Households
Robert Greenstein and Iris Lav
6/27/05
55K-HTML, 90K-PDF, 11pp.

Would the DeMint Social Security Plan Cause Policymakers to Become Fiscally Responsible?
By Jason Furman and Robert Greenstein
6/24/05
14K-HTML, 39K-PDF, 2pp.

Statement Of Robert Greenstein On The DeMint Social Security Proposal
6/23/05
9K-HTML, 49K-PDF, 1pp.

Joint Statement On The Need For Pay-As-You-Go Discipline
6/23/05
Joint Statement: 22K-HTML, 132K-PDF, 4pp.
Biographical Information: 14K-HTML, 126K-PDF, 2pp.

Streamlining And Coordinating Benefit Programs’ Application Procedures
By Sharon Parrott, Donna Cohen Ross, and Liz Schott
6/22/05
14K-HTML, 282K-PDF, 22pp.

Prefunding Social Security and the Role of Individual Accounts: Testimony of Jason Furman Before the Social Security Subcommittee of the U.S. House Committee on Ways & Means
6/21/05
191K-PDF, 8pp.

Protecting Low-Income and Moderate-Income Families' Savings
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and The Retirement Security Project
6/21/05
Summary: 52K-HTML, 92K-PDF, 8pp.
Full Report: 466K-PDF, 52pp.
Press Release: 21K-HTML, 84K-PDF, 3pp.
The Effect of Asset Tests on Saving: 135K-PDF, 7pp.

CBPP Statement: Robert Greenstein Comments on the National Governors Association's Medicaid Recommendations
6/15/05
9K-HTML, 37K-PDF, 2pp.

The Financial Costs of Individual Accounts: Testimony of Jason Furman Before the Subcommittee on Securities and Investments
Jason Furman
6/14/05
121K-PDF, 13pp.

Cost Of Estate Tax Compliance Does Not Approach The Total Level Of Estate Tax Revenue
Joel Friedman and Ruth Carlitz
6/14/05
13K-HTML, 60K-PDF, 2pp.

Repealing The Alternative Minimum Tax Without Offsetting The Cost Would Add $1.2 Trillion To The Federal Debt Over The Next Decade
James Horney
6/9/05
46K-HTML, 73K-PDF, 10pp.

Be Careful To Read The Fine Print When Supporters Claim Their Social Security Plans Restore Sustainable Solvency
Jason Furman
6/7/05
42K-HTML, 38K-PDF, 4pp.

President Misleads On Social Security Rate Of Return
Jason Furman
6/6/05
47K-HTML, 17K-PDF, 3pp.

Congress Should Appropriate President’s Request For The Social Security Administration’s Costs In 2006
Eileen P. Sweeney
6/6/05
35K-HTML, 54K-PDF, 7pp.

Would Private Accounts Provide a Higher Rate Of Return Than Social Security?
Jason Furman
6/2/05
62K-HTML, 80K-PDF, 14pp.

Does Galveston Offer a Model For Social Security Reform?
Jason Furman
6/2/05
19K-HTML, 34K-PDF, 3pp.

Out-Of-Pocket Medical Expenses For Medicaid Beneficiaries Are Substantial And Growing
Leighton Ku and Matthew Broaddus
5/31/05
Full Report: 64K-HTML, 66K-PDF, 6pp.
Press Release: 16K-HTML, 166K-PDF, 2pp.

The Effect Of Increased Cost-Sharing In Medicaid: A Summary Of Research Findings
Leighton Ku
5/31/05
Full Report: 42K-HTML, 85K-PDF, 9pp.
Press Release: 16K-HTML, 166K-PDF, 2pp.

Ways And Means Social Security Bill Could Include Costly, Poorly Targeted Retirement Tax Proposals
Joel Friedman and Robert Greenstein
5/27/05
19K-HTML, 52K-PDF, 4pp.

President's Savings Proposals Likely To Swell Long-Term Deficits, Reduce National Saving, And Primarily Benefit Those With Substantial Wealth
Robert Greenstein and Joel Friedman
Revised 5/25/05
37K-HTML, 68K-PDF, 7pp.

Boosting Income and Contribution Limits For Pension Savings Would Swell Deficits, Do Little For Middle-Class Families
Joel Friedman and Robert Greenstein
5/18/05
Full Report: 54K-HTML, 59K-PDF, 11pp.
Fact Sheet: 19K-HTML, 52K-PDF, 4pp.

Faulty Foundations: State Structural Budget Problems and How to Fix Them
Iris J. Lav, Elizabeth McNichol, Robert Zahradnik
5/17/05
Press Release: 44K-HTML, 22K-PDF, 3pp.
State-by-state Fact Sheets
Full Report: 381K-PDF, 82pp.

Evaluating Alternative Social Security Reforms:
Testimony of Jason Furman before the Full Committee of the House Committee on Ways and Means

Jason Furman
5/12/05
118K-PDF, 21pp.

New White House Document Shows Many Low-Income Beneficiaries Would Face Social Security Benefit Cuts under President's Plan
Jason Furman
5/10/05
15K-HTML, 25K-PDF, 3pp.

White House Distortions Mask Social Security Benefit Reductions
Jason Furman
Revised 5/10/05
29K-HTML, 30K-PDF, 6pp.

How Would the President's New Social Security Proposals Affect Middle-Class Workers and Social Security Solvency?
Jason Furman
Revised 5/10/05
74K-HTML, 150K-PDF, 10pp.

Administration Housing Proposal Lays Groundwork For Planned Funding Reductions
Will Fischer and Barbara Sard
5/9/05
Full Report: 78K-HTML, 83K-PDF, 18pp.
Fact Sheet: 13K-HTML, 53K-PDF, 2pp.
Appendix: 61K-PDF, 8pp.

Framing the Choices
Robert Zahradnik, Iris J. Lav and Elizabeth McNichol
5/9/05
Full Report: 37K-HTML, 115K-PDF, 9pp.
Press Release: 15K-HTML, 45K-PDF, 2pp.

Assessing the Conference Agreement on the Budget Resolution
James Horney
Revised 5/6/05
27K-HTML, 55K-PDF, 5pp.

Will A Social Security Bill Become A Vehicle For Budget-Busting Tax Cuts? Chairman Thomas Outlines a Fiscally Risky Course
Robert Greenstein
5/6/05
19K-HTML, 51K-PDF, 4pp.

Newly Proposed Housing Legislation Would Leave Public Housing Agencies Vulnerable To Substantial Funding Cuts and Shifting HUD Mandates
Barbara Sard
5/3/05
23K-HTML, 52K-PDF, 5pp.

Why the President’s Social Security Proposals Could Ultimately Lead to the Unraveling of Social Security
Jason Furman, Robert Greenstein, and Gene Sperling
5/2/05
57K-HTML, 74K-PDF, 7pp.

Did The President Mislead On Social Security In His April 29 Press Conference?
Robert Greenstein
5/2/05
24K-HTML, 55K-PDF, 5pp.

Social Security Lifts 1 Million Children Above The Poverty Line
Arloc Sherman
5/2/05
187K-HTML, 53K-PDF, 7pp.

Fiction And Fact: A Response To The Tax Foundation’s Distortion of Colorado’s TABOR
David Bradley
5/2/05
64K-HTML, 86K-PDF, 16pp.

An Analysis of Using "Progressive Price Indexing" To Set Social Security Benefits
Jason Furman
Revised 5/2/05
115K-HTML, 55K-PDF, 10pp.

Despite Claims By Its Supporters, Congressional Budget Plan Increases The Deficit
James Horney
4/29/05
21K-HTML, 43K-PDF, 3pp.

CBPP Statement: Statement by Robert Greenstein on the President's Social Security Press Conference Scheduled for Tonight
4/28/05
9K-HTML, 37K-PDF, 1pp.

CBPP Statement: Statement by Robert Greenstein Executive Director of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, on the Budget Resolution Conference Agreement
Revised 4/28/05
8K-HTML, 40K-PDF, 1pp.

A Medicaid Perspective on Medical Support Cooperation: A Study of Procedures in Five States
Pat Redmond
April 2005
768K-PDF, 44pp

The Ryan-Sununu Social Security Plan: "Solving" The Long-Term Social Security Shortfall by Raiding The Rest of the Budget
Robert Greenstein and Richard Kogan
4/26/05
111K-HTML, 87K-PDF, 9pp.

Brief Overview: Estate Tax "Compromise" May Differ Little From Permanent Repeal
Joel Friedman
4/20/05
14K-HTML, 49K-PDF, 3pp.

A State Of Decline: What A Tabor Would Mean For Ohio
David Bradley and Iris J. Lav
4/19/05
56K-HTML, 61K-PDF, 9pp.

Recent Tax and Income Trends among High-Income Taxpayers: Treasury Department Release Creates Misleading Impression about Taxes That High-Income Taxpayers Pay
Joel Friedman, Isaac Shapiro, Robert Greenstein
4/13/05
65K-HTML, 71K-PDF, 9pp.

With Taxes Low and Deficits High, More Tax Cuts Would Be Irresponsible
Joel Friedman and Isaac Shapiro
4/13/05
60K-HTML, 48K-PDF, 3pp.

House to Vote on Permanent Repeal of Estate Tax
Joel Friedman and Arloc Sherman
4/12/05
21K-HTML, 33K-PDF, 4pp.

The Impact Of State Income Taxes On Low-Income Families In 2004
Joseph Llobrera and Robert Zahradnik
4/12/05
Summary: 16K-HTML,
Full Report: 76K-PDF, 17pp.
Selected State Fact Sheets: HTML

CBPP Statement:
Findings of Tax Foundation's "Tax Freedom Day" Report Should Be Treated with Caution
4/11/05
8K-HTML, 40K-PDF, 1pp.

Tax Foundation Estimates of State and Local Tax Burdens Are Not Reliable
Iris J. Lav, Joseph Llobrera, and Nicholas Johnson
Revised 4/11/05
460K-HTML, 74K-PDF, 12pp.

House Budget Resolution Would Require Much Deeper Cuts In Key Low-Income Programs Than Senate Budget Plan
Sharon Parrott, Arloc Sherman, and Bradley Hardy
Revised 4/7/05
Full Report: 800K-HTML, 119K-PDF, 21pp.
Press Release: 19K-HTML, 56K-PDF, 3pp.
Appendix: HTML
State Data: HTML

Tax Foundation Figures Do Not Represent Middle-Income Tax Burdens
Joel Friedman, David Kamin, and Robert Greenstein
4/7/05
34K-HTML, 58K-PDF, 5pp.

Assessing The Budget Proposal Adopted By The Senate
James Horney, Joel Friedman, Richard Kogan, and Isaac Shapiro
Revised 4/1/05
27K-HTML, 60K-PDF, 5pp.

Element of Medicare Trustees' Report Could Spell Trouble For Beneficiaries In Future Years
Robert Greenstein, Richard Kogan, Edwin Park
Revised 3/31/05
36K-HTML, 66K-PDF, 7pp.

The Food Stamp Program; Working Smarter for Working Families
Dorothy Rosenbaum and David Super
Revised 3/30/05
60K-HTML, 39K-PDF, 6pp.

WIC Budget Proposal Would Discourage Cost Containment and Represent Unsound Policy
Zoë Neuberger and Robert Greenstein
3/28/05
32K-HTML, 36K-PDF, 6pp.

With Bunning Amendment, Senate Budget Would Move Up Medicare Insolvency By Four Years and Increase Deficits By More Than $200 Billion
Robert Greenstein
Revised 3/25/05
27K-HTML, 50K-PDF, 4pp.

What the New Trustees' Report Shows About Social Security
Jason Furman and Robert Greenstein
Revised 3/24/05
87K-HTML, 69K-PDF

Fairness Issues: Robert Greenstein's Testimony before the President's Advisory Panel on Federal Tax Reform
3/23/05
73K-PowerPoint, 21pp., 44K-PDF, 21pp.

Statement on Social Security & Medicare Trustees' Report
3/23/05
6K-HTML

New Enforcement Mechanism In Senate Budget Plan Would Favor Tax Breaks And Distort Policy Debates
James Horney
3/22/05
14K-HTML, 44K-PDF, 2pp.

Assessing the Budget Plan Approved By the House of Representatives
Richard Kogan, Joel Friedman, James Horney, and Isaac Shapiro
Revised 3/18/05
19K-HTML, 47K-PDF, 3pp.

What the President’s Budget Shows About the Administration’s Priorities
James Horney, Robert Greenstein, and Richard Kogan
Revised 3/18/05
55K-HTML, 49K-PDF, 9pp.

House Budget Resolution Cuts Key Low-Income Programs: Yet Budget Finds Room For Further Tax Cuts For The Wealthy
Sharon Parrott and Isaac Shapiro
Revised 3/18/05
171K-HTML, 66K-PDF, 8pp.
Press Release: 17K-HTML, 71K-PDF, 4pp.
Appendix with State Data: HTML

Property Taxes In Perspective
David H. Bradley
3/17/05
61K-HTML, 50K-PDF, 9pp.

Estate Tax Reform Could Raise Much-Needed Revenue: Some Reform Options With Low Tax Rates Raise Very Little Revenue
Joel Friedman and Ruth Carlitz
3/16/05
123K-HTML, 100K-PDF, 12pp.

Fact Sheet: If Done Properly, Reforming The Estate Tax Could Preserve Much-Needed Revenue
3/16/05
23K-HTML, 24K-PDF, 2pp.

State Enactments Of The "Single Sales Factor" Tax Incentive Have Had Little Impact On Intel Corp.’s Major Plant Location Decisions
Michael Mazerov
Revised 3/15/05
72K-HTML, 75K-PDF, 11pp.

Assessing the Budget Proposal Put Forward by the Senate Budget Committee
James Horney, Joel Friedman, Richard Kogan, and Isaac Shapiro
Revised 3/14/05
22K-HTML, 29K-PDF, 3pp.

The Senate's Cuts in Medicaid and SCHIP Substantially Exceed Those the Administration Proposed
Victoria Wachino
Revised 3/14/05
12K-HTML, 24K-PDF, 2pp.

The Need To Restore Pay-As-You-Go Budget Enforcement For Tax Cuts and Entitlements
Richard Kogan
3/14/05
21K-HTML, 49K-PDF, 4pp.

The House Budget Committee's Proposed Medicaid and SCHIP Cuts Are Larger Than Those the Administration Proposed
Victoria Wachino
Revised 3/10/05
13K-HTML, 24K-PDF, 2pp.

The Food Stamp Program Is Effective and Efficient
Dorothy Rosenbaum
3/10/05
51K-HTML, 29K-PDF, 4pp.

Rainy Day Funds: Opportunities For Reform
Robert Zahradnik
3/9/05
386K-HTML, 56K-PDF, 11pp.

CBO Finds the President’s Budget Would Increase Deficits by $1.6 Trillion Over Ten Years
James Horney
3/8/05
87K-HTML, 29K-PDF, 3pp.

What New CBO Data Indicate About Long-Term Income Distribution Trends
Isaac Shapiro
3/7/05
33K-HTML, 24K-PDF, 2pp.

Administration’s Budget Proposes To Cut the Food Stamp Program
Stacy Dean
3/4/05
30K-HTML, 25K-PDF, 4pp.

Congress Considers Using the "Reconciliation" Process Again To Make It Easier To Pass Deficit-Increasing Tax Cuts
Joel Friedman and James Horney
3/3/05
14K-HTML, 25K-PDF, 3pp.

Medicaid Cuts In President’s Budget Would Harm States and Likely Increase Ranks Of Uninsured
3/3/05
13K-HTML, 23K-PDF, 3pp.

Assessing The Administration's Five-Year Appropriation "Caps":
Administration's Five-Year Caps On Appropriations Would Lead To Substantial Reductions In Important Domestic Programs

James Horney and Richard Kogan
Revised 3/1/05
83K-HTML, 68K-PDF, 8pp.

Where Would The Cuts Be Made Under The President's Budget? An Analysis Of Reductions In Education, Human Services, Environment, And Community Development Programs
Sharon Parrott, Jim Horney, Isaac Shapiro, Ruth Carlitz, Bradley Hardy, and David Kamin
Revised 2/22/05
Press Release: 16K-HTML, 47K-PDF, 3pp.
Report: 74K-HTML, 94K-PDF, 16pp.
State-by-State Tables: 408K-PDF, 26pp.
Report with State-by-State Tables: 502K-PDF, 42pp.

Local Effects Of Voucher Funding Shortfalls
Barbara Sard, Peter Lawrence, and Will Fischer
Revised 2/24/05
Report: 23K-HTML, 30K-PDF, 4pp.
Appendix: 25K-HTML, 33K-PDF, 5pp.
Press Release: 16K-HTML, 25K-PDF, 2pp.
State-by-State Links to Local Data

Social Security Lifts 13 Million Seniors Above The Poverty Line: A State-By-State Analysis
Arloc Sherman and Isaac Shapiro
2/24/05
Full Report: 90K-HTML, 26K-PDF, 3pp.
Press Release: 13K-HTML, 23K-PDF, 1pp.

Two Tax Cuts That Benefit Only High-Income Households —Primarily Millionaires — Slated To Start Taking Effect In 2006: Will These Tax Cuts Be Implemented While Basic Programs For The Working Poor And Other Families Are Cut?
by Robert Greenstein, Joel Friedman, and Isaac Shapiro
Revised 2/24/05
35K-HTML, 37K-PDF, 5pp.

Medicaid Budget Proposals Would Shift Costs To States And Be Likely To Cause Reductions In Health Coverage: Administration’s Proposal Also Implies Cap On Federal Funding
Victoria Wachino, Andy Schneider and Leighton Ku
2/18/05
131K-HTML, 61K-PDF, 11pp.

The Lukewarm 2004 Labor Market: Despite Some Signs of Improvement, Wages Fell, Job Growth Lagged, and Unemployment Spells Remained Long
Sylvia Allegretto, Jared Bernstein, and Isaac Shapiro
2/16/05
109K-HTML, 334K-PDF, 13pp.

State Fiscal Crisis Lingers: Cuts Still Loom
Elizabeth C. McNichol
Revised 2/15/05
63K-HTML, 21K-PDF, 3pp.

Unpublished Administration Budget Documents Show Domestic Cuts Would Significantly Reduce Funding For Most Public Services
Sharon Parrott, Isaac Shapiro, David Kamin, and Ruth Carlitz
Revised 2/14/05
77K-HTML, 45K-PDF, 7pp.

Brief Overview: Assessing President Bush’s New Budget Proposal
Richard Kogan and Robert Greenstein
Revised 2/14/05
14K-HTML, 23K-PDF, 2pp.

Appropriations Shortfall Cuts Funding For 80,000 Housing Vouchers This Year: Congress Rejected Deeper Reduction Sought By Administration
Barbara Sard, Peter Lawrence, and Will Fischer
2/11/05
107K-HTML, 88K-PDF, 18pp.

President Portrays Social Security Shortfall As Enormous, But His Tax Cuts And Drug Benefit Will Cost At Least Five Times As Much
Richard Kogan and Robert Greenstein
Revised 2/11/05
27K-HTML, 42K-PDF, 5pp.

Extending the Tax Cuts Would Cost $2.1 Trillion Through 2015
Joel Friedman, Ruth Carlitz, and David Kamin
Revised 2/9/05
50K-HTML, 49K-PDF, 7pp.

Deep Cuts in Federal Grants in FY 2006 Budget Will Squeeze States And Localities
Iris J. Lav
Revised 2/9/05
32K-HTML, 26K-PDF, 4pp.

Administration Proposals To Change Budget Process Have Strong Ideological Cast: Proposals Would Skew Policy Debates, Exempt Tax Cuts From Fiscal Discipline
Richard Kogan and Robert Greenstein
Revised 2/9/05
21K-HTML, 30K-PDF, 4pp.

What the President’s Budget Shows About the Administration’s Priorities
James Horney, Robert Greenstein, and Richard Kogan
2/7/05
55K-HTML, 49K-PDF, 9pp.

New White House Details Show the Proposed Private Accounts Would Worsen Social Security's Finances
Jason Furman
2/4/05
8K-HTML, 18K-PDF, 1pp.

Cuts to Low-Income Programs May Far Exceed the Contribution of These Programs to Deficit’s Return
Isaac Shapiro and Robert Greenstein
2/4/05
Press Release: 22K-HTML, 32K-PDF, 4pp.
Full Report: 169K-HTML, 258K-PDF, 26pp.

Future Medicaid Growth Is Not Due to Flaws in the Program's Design, But to Demographic Trends and General Increases in Health Care Costs
2/4/05
21K-HTML, 34K-PDF, 5pp.

How the Individual Accounts In the President’s New Plan Would Work: Plan Would Allow Individuals to Mortgage Half of Their Social Security Benefit
Jason Furman
Revised 2/4/05
78K-HTML, 185K-PDF, 7pp.

An Analysis of Senator Graham’s Social Security Plan
Jason Furman and Robert Greenstein
Revised 2/4/05
140K-HTML, 75K-PDF, 17pp.

White House Press Secretary's Description Of Administration’s Private Accounts May Leave Misimpressions
Jason Furman
2/3/05
13K-HTML, 23K-PDF, 2pp.

President Tries to Have It Both Ways: Using Misleading Numbers About A Social Security Crisis While Advancing A Plan That Would Make Matters Worse
Jason Furman
2/3/05
28K-HTML, 159K-PDF, 3pp.

An Overview of Issues Raised by the Administration's Social Security Plan
Jason Furman and Robert Greenstein
Revised 2/3/05
41K-HTML, 43K-PDF, 4pp.

The Administration’s Misleading $600 Billion Estimate of the Cost of Waiting To Act on Social Security
David Kamin and Richard Kogan
Revised 2/2/05
20K-HTML, 158K-PDF, 4pp.

Administration Expected To Propose New Budget Rule That Could Adversely Affect Social Security, Medicare, SSI, Veterans’ Disability, And Other Programs
Robert Greenstein and Richard Kogan
Revised 2/2/05
47K-HTML, 191K-PDF, 10pp.

Medicaid and SCHIP Protected Insurance Coverage for Millions of Low-Income Americans
Leighton Ku, Matt Broaddus and Victoria Wachino
1/31/05
130K-HTML, 46K-PDF, 7pp.

CBO Data Show Tax Cuts Have Played Much Larger Role Than Domestic Spending Increases In Fueling The Deficit
Ruth Carlitz
Revised 1/31/05
13K-HTML, 28K-PDF, 2pp.

"A Broken Federal Fiscal Policy…and How to Fix It"
Robert Greenstein and Peter Orszag
140K-PDF, 24pp.

So-Called "Price Indexing" Proposal Would Result In Deep Reductions Over Time In Social Security Benefits
Robert Greenstein
Revised 1/27/05
56K-HTML, 51K-PDF, 11pp.

The Simple Story: Tax Cuts Lose Revenues
Richard Kogan
1/25/05
13K-HTML, 28K-PDF, 2pp.

Apparent Improvement In CBO's January Budget Projections Is Largely Artificial
Richard Kogan
1/24/05
13K-HTML, 27K-PDF, 2pp.

2005 Earned Income Tax Credit Outreach Kit
1/18/05
9K-HTML

The Flawed "Population Plus Inflation" Formula; Why TABOR's Growth Formula Doesn't Work
David H. Bradley, Nicholas Johnson, and Iris J. Lav
1/13/05
92K-HTML, 67K-PDF, 14pp.

Is Colorado’s TABOR Creating Jobs?
Nicholas Johnson and Karen Lyons
1/13/05
38K-HTML, 23K-PDF, 2pp.

Tax Cuts and Consequences: The States That Cut Taxes the Most During the 1990s Have Suffered Lately
Robert Zahradnik
1/12/05
Press Release: 16K-HTML, 27K-PDF, 2pp.
Full Report: 166K-HTML, 49K-PDF, 10pp.

Does Social Security Face a Crisis in 2018?
Jason Furman
1/11/05
32K-HTML, 34K-PDF, 4pp.

So-Called "Price Indexing" Proposal Would Result In Deep Reductions Over Time In Social Security Benefits
Robert Greenstein
Revised 1/11/05
56K-HTML, 51K-PDF, 10pp.

Senator Misrepresents CBO Report in Launching Misleading Attack on Fiscally Responsible Social Security Plan
Robert Greenstein
1/4/05
24K-HTML, 31K-PDF, 4pp.

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