Robert Greenstein

Robert Greenstein is the founder and President of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.  He is considered an expert on the federal budget and a range of domestic policy issues, including anti-poverty programs and various aspects of tax and health care policy.

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US President Donald Trump signs executive orders extending coronavirus economic relief, during a news conference in Bedminster, New Jersey, on August 8, 2020. (Photo: Jim Watson JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images) Views
Sunday, August 09, 2020
Trump COVID-19 Executive Actions Woefully Inadequate, Legally Dangerous
President Trump’s new executive actions should deeply concern all Americans. They fall dramatically short of responding effectively to the enormous need across the country due to COVID-19 and the deep recession. And, by bypassing Congress on major budget and tax decisions and trying to override...
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It doesn’t raise SNAP benefit levels even though 26 million adults reported that their households, which include millions of children, often or sometimes didn’t have enough to eat in the last seven days, according to Census data from early July. (Photo: Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) Views
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Counting the Many Ways the GOP Senate Covid-19 Relief Plan Would Fail Struggling Families and the Economy
The new Senate Republican COVID-19 plan announced Monday falls far short of meeting the needs of a nation reeling from a pandemic and economic crisis. It fails to provide anything close to the level of fiscal relief that states, territories, tribes, and localities need to avoid large-scale layoffs...
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Monday, February 12, 2018
Trump Budget Offers Stark Vision We Cannot Afford to Ignore
A President’s budget reflects his vision for America. From that perspective, President Trump’s vision is stark, with the most affluent individuals and powerful corporations accumulating more wealth — and wielding more power, and facing fewer limits, to treat workers and consumers as they choose —...
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Thursday, July 27, 2017
“Skinny Repeal Bill” — a Trojan Horse for Broader ACA Repeal and Deep Medicaid Cuts
Senate Republican leaders have tried and failed this week to pass two measures to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) — a modified version of their “repeal-and-replace” bill and a straight ACA repeal bill. Both measures, like all previous versions of ACA repeal that Congress has considered, would...
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Thursday, May 04, 2017
I Have Never Seen Lawmakers So Deeply Hurt So Many of Their Own Constituents
House Republican lawmakers voted today to add more than 20 million Americans to the ranks of the uninsured; require millions more people to pay thousands of dollars more each year for coverage and care — often for skimpier care; rip $800 billion out of Medicaid over the next decade by ending the...
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