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Bob Greenstein Discusses Economy on C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal”

June 10, 2011

Robert Greenstein, the Center’s President, and Kevin Hassett, Senior Fellow and Director of Economic Policy Studies at the America Enterprise Institute, discussed job creation and the economic recovery on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal this morning.

Bob Greenstein Discusses the Federal Budget with MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell

April 22, 2011

Yesterday, Bob Greenstein discussed President Obama’s deficit reduction plan, the House GOP budget, and the ongoing debt limit debate on MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports.”

Bob Greenstein Discusses the President's Deficit Reduction Plan with MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell

April 14, 2011

Last night, Bob Greenstein discussed the details of President Obama’s deficit reduction plan on MSNBC’s “The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell”

Bob Greenstein Discusses the Federal Debt Limit Debate with MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell

April 12, 2011

Bob Greenstein discusses the ongoing federal debt limit debate with Lawrence O’Donnell last night on MSNBC’s "The Last Word."

Bob Greenstein Discusses the Federal Budget with MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell

April 7, 2011

Bob Greenstein discusses the ongoing federal budget debate with Lawrence O’Donnell last night on MSNBC’s "The Last Word."

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Robert Greenstein Discusses Ryan Budget on MSNBC’s “The Last Word”

April 5, 2011

Yesterday, Robert Greenstein appeared on MSNBC’s “ “The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell” to discuss House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan’s budget.

The Road to a Possible Government Shutdown: Who’s Not Willing to Compromise?

March 31, 2011

I noted recently how far the goal posts have moved in the debate over fiscal year 2011 discretionary appropriations. Given the pronounced movement toward ever larger cuts — including media reports this morning that the White House has offered another $23 billion in cuts below those already enacted — it’s hard to understand why anyone would take seriously charges that Democrats have not moved on discretionary spending or are refusing to negotiate. The charge that the impasse is Senate Democrats’ fault, because they have not passed a full-year 2011 appropriations bill, also rings hollow as explained below.

Let’s look at where we are now and how we got there.

Goal Posts Shifting in Spending Debate

March 11, 2011

While the congressional debate over funding the federal government for the rest of the fiscal year is getting considerable public attention, few seem to recognize just how far the goal posts have shifted.

Statement on Census’ 2009 Poverty & Health Insurance Data

September 16, 2010

The Census Bureau data for 2009 reflect the severity of the recent recession, as poverty rose sharply and the number of uninsured spiked. The new figures somewhat overstate the rise in poverty, however, because they do not count the bulk of direct assistance that the 2009 Recovery Act provided to households, which kept millions of Americans from falling into — or deeper into — poverty (as a broader measure of poverty that Census will release later this year is sure to show).

Boehner “Compromise” Budget Proposal Is Anything But

September 10, 2010

We issued an analysis this morning of House Minority Leader John Boehner’s proposal to cut funding for discretionary (i.e., annually appropriated) programs other than defense, homeland security, and veterans and to extend all of President Bush’s tax cuts for two years, including those for the wealthiest Americans. Here are the highlights:

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