CBPP Statement: Robert Greenstein on Stimulus Deal
Publication Date: January 2008
Author(s): Robert Greenstein
Special Collection: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Keywords: Tax code; Economic inequality; Food costs; Job displacement
Although the package includes a reasonably designed tax rebate, the two most targeted and economically effective measures under consideration--a temporary extension of unemployment benefits and a temporary boost in food stamp benefits--were zeroed out, apparently at the insistence of House Republican leaders.