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- Released March 6, 2009
Snapshots of the Economic Stimulus
This report provides an overview of the recently enacted American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 — also called the “Economic Stimulus Package.” Its primary objective is to provide federal funds and tax breaks so as to stimulate spending and foster economic growth during this time of deepening recession.
- Released February 26, 2009
Ploughshares into Swords
- Released February 25, 2009
Paying for a Strong Economy
To address our nation's economic crisis and maintain our nation's fiscal health, we desperately need new sources of federal revenue. Without additional federal financial resources, we as a nation will either have to shortchange long-overdue investments in infrastructure, health, energy, and economic opportunity or leave an unsustainable debt to generations ahead. The Institute for Policy Studies has identified a package of practical and politically viable policies that could raise the revenues we need.
- Released February 13, 2009
Executive Pay and the Stimulus Bill
This memo critiques the executive pay provisions in the stimulus bill passed by Congress on February 13. It includes a chart comparing the stimulus provisions with the compensation restrictions in the original financial bailout legislation, as well as the Treasury Department rules announced by President Obama on February 4.
- Released February 12, 2009
The CEO Pay Debate: Myths v Facts
Efforts to rein in excessive executive compensation are facing fierce resistance in the U.S. Congress. This fact sheet identifies and dissects eight common justifications against public policy actions on executive pay. Click here to download "Executive Excess 2008: How Average Taxpayers Subsidize Runaway Pay," an in-depth report on this issue.
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