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December 18, 2010

This week on Off the Charts, we focused on the tax cut-unemployment insurance (UI) deal, the federal budget, welfare reform, the economy, food assistance, and state budgets.

The big picture on the budget and taxes

December 16, 2010

As Congress debates measures to extend Bush-era tax cuts and fund government operations for the current fiscal year before its members leave town for the holidays, we thought you might be interested in some perspective on how the federal government uses tax dollars. (For a more detailed analysis, read our Policy Basics here or listen to our podcast on the topic here).

Robert Greenstein Discusses Tax Deal on MSNBC's "Hardball" and "The Last Word"

December 14, 2010

Yesterday, Robert Greenstein appeared on MSNBC’s “Hardball with Chris Matthews” and “The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell” to discuss the deal on taxes and unemployment insurance making its way through Congress.

Q & A with Michael Leachman: The Recovery Act is Boosting the Economy

December 14, 2010

In this podcast we will discuss the latest information showing that the Recovery Act is creating jobs and boosting the economy. I’m Shannon Spillane and I’m joined by Michael Leachman, Assistant Director of the Center’s State Fiscal Project.

New Cost Figures for Tax Cut-Unemployment Insurance Deal

December 11, 2010

Last night, the Senate released legislative language for the tax cut-unemployment insurance compromise negotiated between President Obama and Congressional Republicans. The Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) released an official cost estimate for the revenue portions of the bill shortly thereafter. These graphs illustrate the various components of the legislation and their costs; click here for details.

In Case You Missed It...

December 11, 2010

This week on Off the Charts, we focused on the tax cut-unemployment insurance (UI) deal between President Obama and Republican leaders, the economy, state budgets, health reform, and housing.

Graphing the Tax Cut-Unemployment Insurance Deal

December 9, 2010

The following two graphs break down the cost of the deal between President Obama and Republican leaders.

Greenstein Debates Tax Cut-Unemployment Deal on MSNBC’s “The Last Word”

December 9, 2010

Robert Greenstein analyzed the deal between President Obama and Republican leaders on tax cuts and unemployment insurance last night on MSNBC’s “The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell.” Other guests included The Washington Post’s Ezra Klein, The Huffington Post’s Arianna Huffington, and Representative Alan Grayson.

Greenstein Statement on Tax Cut-Unemployment Insurance Agreement

December 8, 2010

The Center’s executive director, Robert Greenstein, has issued a statement on the deal announced yesterday between President Obama and Republican leaders:

Q & A with Doug Rice: Housing Assistance at Risk for Struggling Families

December 7, 2010

In this podcast, we’ll discuss proposed funding cuts that could cause tens of thousands of low-income families to lose housing assistance during these tough economic times. I’m Shannon Spillane and I’m joined by Senior Policy Analyst, Doug Rice.

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