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Center On Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP)

Self Description

February 2002: "The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities is a nonpartisan research organization and policy institute that conducts research and analysis on a range of government policies and programs."

Third-Party Descriptions

December 2012: "Nationwide, billions of dollars in incentives are being awarded as state governments face steep deficits. Last year alone, states cut public services and raised taxes by a collective $156 billion, according to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, a liberal-leaning advocacy group."

January 2008: "Robert Greenstein, director of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, a liberal research group in Washington, estimated that under the Republican plan, as many as 65 million Americans with low or modest incomes would miss out on part or all of the payments."


RoleNameTypeLast Updated
Organization Head/Leader (past or present) Robert Greenstein Person Jan 24, 2008
Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) Richard Kogan Person May 15, 2006
Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) Dr. Leighton Ku Person Jan 13, 2004
Director/Trustee/Overseer (past or present) Jacob "Jack" Joseph Lew Esq. Person Sep 27, 2013
Organization Executive (past or present) Prof. Cindy Mann Esq. Person Jul 1, 2006

Articles and Resources

Date Resource Read it at:
Dec 01, 2012 As Companies Seek Tax Deals, Governments Pay High Price

QUOTE: states, counties and cities are giving up more than $80 billion each year to companies. The beneficiaries come from virtually every corner of the corporate world, encompassing oil and coal conglomerates, technology and entertainment companies, banks and big-box retail chains. The cost of the awards is certainly far higher....A portrait arises of mayors and governors who are desperate to create jobs, outmatched by multinational corporations and short on tools to fact-check what companies tell them....Many of the officials said they feared that companies would move jobs overseas if they did not get subsidies in the United States. Over the years, corporations have increasingly exploited that fear, creating a high-stakes bazaar where they pit local officials against one another to get the most lucrative packages.

New York Times
Jan 20, 2008 Tax Rebate or Payment? A Policy Debate Begins

QUOTE: ...Democrats are gearing up to fight [the Republican economic stimulus plan], arguing that a stimulus plan should put money in the hands of low-income people, both as a matter of fairness and because people who are struggling to make ends meet are most likely to spend any government payments quickly.

New York Times
Mar 29, 2007 Income Gap Is Widening, Data Shows

QUOTE: Income inequality grew significantly in 2005, with the top 1 percent of Americans — those with incomes that year of more than $348,000 — receiving their largest share of national income since 1928, analysis of newly released tax data shows.

New York Times
Dec 01, 2006 Medicaid Plan Prods Patients Toward Health

QUOTE: "Under a reorganized schedule of aid, the state, hoping for savings over time, plans to reward “responsible” patients with significant extra benefits or — as critics describe it — punish those who do not join weight-loss or antismoking programs, or who miss too many appointments, by denying important services."

New York Times
Aug 22, 2006 A Welfare Law Milestone Finds Many Left Behind

QUOTE: As political leaders give two cheers on Tuesday for the 10th anniversary of the welfare reform law that helped draw many single mothers from dependency into the work force, though often leaving them still in poverty, social workers and researchers are raising concerns about families that have not made the transition and often lead extraordinarily precarious lives.

New York Times
Jun 26, 2005 Worry Over Public Housing: Plan to Promote Self-Sufficiency May Cut Options for Poorest

QUOTE: The Bush administration's proposal to eliminate many of the federal rules requiring public housing authorities to serve extremely low-income people has generated widespread concern among housing advocates who say the change could prove ruinous for the nation's poorest families who have nowhere else to turn for affordable housing.

Washington Post
Jan 31, 2003 Bush to Propose Expansion of I.R.A.-Like Investments

QUOTE: While the proposal would mean greater savings opportunities for nearly everyone, critics said it would not substantially help the bulk of Americans who earn less than $100,000 a year...

New York Times
Jan 06, 2003 Battle brews over benefits

QUOTE: When running for office, President Bush billed himself as a "compassionate conservative." By now, few ardent liberals accept that self-description.

Christian Science Monitor
Aug 06, 2002 The Memory Hole

QUOTE: ...Mr. Bush claims to have laid out the criteria for running a deficit when visiting Chicago during the 2000 campaign. But there's no evidence that he said anything of the sort...

New York Times
Jul 30, 2002 Our Banana Republics

QUOTE: recent years many states have been run like banana republics. Responsibility gave way to political opportunism, and in some cases to mob rule.

New York Times
Apr 19, 2002 Wealth Versus Health

QUOTE: In the name of fighting terrorism the administration has in effect diverted $2 trillion of Social Security surpluses....So there is intense pressure within the administration to dress up the fiscal picture by underestimating future spending...

New York Times
Feb 19, 2002 Workers Held Hostage

QUOTE: But the hard men of the [Republican] House leadership refuse to allow a clean vote on unemployment benefits...they won't allow a vote on benefits extension except as part of a bill that mainly consists of tax cuts for corporations and families in upper tax brackets...

New York Times