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Dec 10, 2009On Tuesday, December 8th, President Barack Obama delivered an address to the Brookings Institution on the need for increased focus on the job crisis that is affecting so many working families across the country.
Jun 01, 2009In this Dispatch, we emphasize that any stimulus spending has to be tied to increased accountability and transparency in spending decisions, especially by government contractors who often operate like a shadow government with little oversight. One key reality is that those most in need often don't...
Aug 04, 2008By one estimate, the federal government spent over $367 billion in 2005 aloneon subsidizing Americans' retirement savings and tax breaks to build upother assets like buying a home. Unfortunately, those subsidies gooverwhelmingly to those Americans who already have high-incomes; almostnone of it...
Jul 17, 2008States don't really know how many of their residents are poor. The current federal poverty measure uses a forty-year old, widely criticized methodology. It neither accounts for many of the resources poor families receive from the government, such as Food Stamps and the EITC, nor does it,...