Isaac Shapiro


Bush’s Budget Runs Up a Moral Deficit

By Isaac Shapiro and John Springer

Congress just started work on the 2006 federal budget, and the sound you hear coming from Washington is the other shoe dropping.The first shoe was the large tax cuts Congress and President Bush enacted in 2001 and 2003, which helped push federal revenues down to their lowest level since the 1950s when measured as a share of the economy. The secondRead More


When Unemployment Doesn’t Work

By Isaac Shapiro and John Springer

As the election-year debate proceeds over what policies can best promote the creation of new jobs, there remains a simple, inexpensive step the federal government can take right now to help many of the people hit hardest by the poor job market. That step, endorsed by public officials from Senator Hillary Clinton to the chairmanRead More






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