Tag Archives: Stimulus

The Growing Burden of Payroll Taxes

Here’s a column on reforming the payroll tax that I wrote in NYTimes Economix today: Payroll taxes and corporate income taxes accounted for an equal share of federal tax revenue in 1969. By 2009, payroll taxes generated more than six times as much … Continue reading

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Christy Romer on the Effectiveness of the Recovery Act

The most successful of these studies focus on the variation in Recovery Act spending across states. Some of this variation resulted from differences in the recession’s severity. For example, there was much more spending on unemployment insurance in Michigan than … Continue reading

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Job Growth: Obama Recovery much better than Bush in Private Sector

To understand the competing claims about job growth under Obama and Bush, you really need to look at these two graphs (from Paul Krugman) that separate private and public employment. Key Points Private sector job growth is much more impressive … Continue reading

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