CBPP Statement: Robert Greenstein on Stimulus Deal


Publication Date: January 2008

Publisher: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): Robert Greenstein

Research Area: Banking and finance; Economics

Keywords: Tax code; Economic inequality; Food costs; Job displacement

Type: Report


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.