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  • Statement of Robert Greenstein, President, in Response to Republican Budget Offer
    Robert Greenstein
    December 4, 2012

    House Republican leaders portray the deficit-reduction offer that they issued yesterday as a fair middle ground.  It isn’t. On the crucial issue of revenues, the new Republican offer proposes $800 billion over ten years.  Contrast that with the plan that Erskine Bowles, Alan Simpson, and some members of their commission issued in December 2010, …
  • Key Steps to Improve Access to Free and Reduced-Price School Meals
    Nate Frentz and Zoë Neuberger
    September 6, 2012

    The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) is a well-established federal program that provides school children with a nutritious lunch every school day.  In recent years, free and reduced-price school breakfasts and lunches have been especially beneficial for children from low-income families that are struggling to afford nutritious food in …
  • How to Improve School Meals Applications
    Zoë Neuberger and David V. Sanchez
    August 31, 2012

    The school meals programs support the healthy development of children and help to ensure that low-income school-aged children have access to adequate nutrition.  The process of enrolling for free or reduced-price meals and the application form itself are the gateway to these benefits.  Typically school districts send home school …
  • SNAP Plays a Critical Role in Helping Children
    Brynne Keith-Jennings
    July 17, 2012

    The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as the Food Stamp Program) is the nation’s largest child nutrition program, providing benefits to help one in three children in the nation to be able to eat a nutritionally sound diet.  As such, SNAP is crucially important to children’s health and …
  • Blog Post: Greenstein on the Ryan Budget
    CBPP
    March 21, 2012

    We’ve issued a statement from Robert Greenstein on the budget from House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan.  Here’s the opening: The new Ryan budget is a remarkable document — one that, for most of the past half-century, would have been outside the bounds of mainstream discussion due to its extreme nature.  In essence, this budget is …
  • Statement of Robert Greenstein, President, on Chairman Ryan's Budget Plan
    Robert Greenstein
    March 21, 2012

    The new Ryan budget is a remarkable document — one that, for most of the past half-century, would have been outside the bounds of mainstream discussion due to its extreme nature. In essence, this budget is Robin Hood in reverse — on steroids.  It would likely produce the largest redistribution of income from the bottom to the top in modern U.S.…
  • Contrary to "Entitlement Society" Rhetoric, Over Nine-Tenths of Entitlement Benefits Go to Elderly, Disabled, or Working Households
     Arloc Sherman, Robert Greenstein, and Kathy Ruffing
    February 10, 2012

    Some conservative critics of federal social programs, including leading presidential candidates, are sounding an alarm that the United States is rapidly becoming an “entitlement society” in which social programs are undermining the work ethic and creating a large class of Americans who prefer to depend on government benefits rather …
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