Beyond Stimulus: Shoring Up the Safety Net, Securing the American Dream
Publication Date: November 2008
Publisher(s): Center for Law and Social Policy
Author(s): Amy-Ellen Duke
Special Collection: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Coverage: United States
The United States is entering into a recession which many will be longer and more severe than any we have faced in recent decades. As Congress and the new President consider what actions to take, CLASP calls for a package that goes beyond stimulus aimed at temporarily boosting consumer demand.
This paper outlines actions that Congress should take immediately to strengthen safety net programs that provide critical assistance to vulnerable workers and families and to ensure that all Americans have the opportunity to share in the benefits of recovery.