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Economic & Fiscal Policy

Blueprint Magazine | May 31, 2020 |
Give Them a Break
By Paul Weinstein Jr.
Bush has showered tax breaks on the wealthy. We should be helping middle-class families instead.

Blueprint Magazine | May 31, 2020 |
Tax Reform or Bust
By Robert J. Shapiro
It's up to progressives to press for sensible tax reform, because it's perfectly clear that the president will never do what it takes.



Budget Strategies

Bushonomics: The Debate the GOP Avoids

Financing the Katrina Recovery

PAYGO, Or No Go, On the Budget

An Unserious Budget

Idea of the Week: New Tools for Budget Reform

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Work & Incomes

Inequality In The New Knowledge Economy
By Robert D. Atkinson

Bush's Other War
By Bruce Reed

Come Together
By Robert Kuttner and Will Marshall

Give Him an "F"
By Robert J. Shapiro

Vanishing Dreams
By Robert D. Atkinson

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Legal Reform

Compromise on Class Action Reform

The Class Action Fairness Act
By Walter Dellinger

Breakthrough in the Courts?



Tax Reform

Idea of the Week: Family-Friendly Tax Reform

Give Them A Break
By Paul Weinstein Jr.

Tax Reform or Bust
By Robert J. Shapiro

Family Friendly Tax Reform
By Paul Weinstein Jr.

A Family Focus Gives The Left Edge On Taxes
By Paul Weinstein Jr.

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Social Security

Fixing Social Security
By Will Marshall

A Perfect Fiscal Storm
By Will Marshall

Social Security: Fix it Now
By Will Marshall

Tax Waste, Not Work
By Will Marshall

Social Security Pledge Failed Democrats
By Will Marshall

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Where We Stand on Economic & Fiscal Policy:

New Democrats believe in fiscal discipline, a progressive tax system free of special-interest subsidies, and government budgets that emphasize investments in the country's long-term well-being.

Further Reading:


Blueprint, March/April '02: 'Regaining the Economic High Ground'


Blueprint, Spring '02: 'Making the Big Choice on Taxes'

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