Four years into an economic recovery, the country has yet to make progress in reducing poverty, raising the typical family's income, or stemming the rise in the ranks of the uninsured, compared to where we were in the last recessionReport: U.S. poverty getting worse Aug 29, 2006
The bulk of this is the economy, but (it is also) the result of unwise policy choicesHealthBiz: Economy fuels uninsured numbers Aug 26, 2004
The short-term benefits should be moderate and the long-term benefits should be substantialThink Tank: Bush economic plan fails test Jan 08, 2003
Action taken in New Jersey and proposed in California, Connecticut and other states points to a developing trend of eliminating coverage for large numbers of working-poor parents not on welfareStudy: State cuts could impair healthcare Dec 23, 2002
There is some paradoxical outcomes in the data, we have whites in the suburbs rising in poverty but the poverty rate remaining unchanged for blacks and HispanicsDemocrats attack Bush for poverty rise Sep 25, 2002
Robert Greenstein is founder and executive director of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP), a Washington, DC think tank that focuses on federal and state fiscal policy and public programs that affect low- and moderate-income families and individuals. According to his CBPP bio, Greenstein is "an expert on the federal budget and in particular, the impact of tax and budget proposals on low-income people".
Greenstein was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship in 1996. In 1994, he was appointed by President Bill Clinton to serve on the Bipartisan Commission on Entitlement and Tax Reform. Prior to founding the Center, Greenstein was Administrator of the Food and Nutrition Service at the United States Department of Agriculture under President Jimmy Carter.