This week at CBPP we focused on the federal budget and taxes, the economy, and the safety net.
- On the federal budget and taxes, ahead of Labor Day, Chuck Marr highlighted new state-by-state data showing how expanding the Earned Income Tax Credit for workers not raising children in the home would help low-wage workers across the country. David Reich explained why proposals to address “unauthorized” appropriations would likely do more harm than good.
- On the economy, a new report from CBPP’s Full Employment Project examined how changes to the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy rules and targets could promote full employment. We also updated our chart book on the legacy of the Great Recession.
- On the safety net, Isaac Shapiro provided the data behind our new fact sheets on how much government programs reduce poverty in each state.
Chart of the Week: Proposals to Extend the EITC for Workers Not Raising Children in the Home Would Benefit a Wide Range of Occupations
||Workers helped under Obama, Ryana plans
||Workers helped under Brown, Neal plans
|Custodians and building cleaners
|Waiters and waitresses
|Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers
|Maids and housekeeping cleaners
|Grounds maintenance workers
|Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides
|Stock clerks and order fillers
|Personal and home health care aides
|Child care workers
|Food preparation workers
A variety of news outlets featured CBPP’s work and experts recently. Here are some highlights:
Back to School With Budgets Still Tight
New York Times
August 29, 2016
Expand the Best Program to Fight Poverty
August 29, 2016
The Odd Conservative Argument That Food Stamps and Medicaid Saved the Poor From Welfare Reform
August 26, 2016
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Join CBPP’s Chuck Marr and Chye-Ching Huang Wednesday, September 7th at 1pm EDT for a tweetchat. They will be answering questions about why the EITC should be expanded for workers not raising kids in the home. Follow along at #ExpandEITC.