Publication Date: August 2008
Publisher: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (Washington, D.C.)
Author(s): Chad Stone
Research Area: Economics
Keywords: Household income; Financial future; Economic projections; Recession
Type: News release
Consumer spending supported by the stimulus payments that Congress enacted earlier this year has kept the economy from being even weaker than it is. But those effects won’t last, and nothing in the latest data suggests the economy is on the verge of a spontaneous rebound.