Comprehensive Staff Analysis of the Economic Impact of the Waxman/Markey Cap-and-Trade Legislation
Cap-and-trade is a regressive tax: Cap-and-trade is the largest tax increase proposal since the income tax. According to the Congressional Budget Office, cap-and-trade would cost the average American household an extra $1,600 per year.
De-Targeting the Stimulus: States Diverting Medicaid Funds Away from Helping Poor, Protecting Health Care Job
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 provided $87 billion to states to support their Medicaid programs. However, early reports indicate that instead of using the stimulus funds to supplement state Medicaid spending to protect medical services and healthcare service jobs, some states are effectively diverting Medicaid stimulus funds for non-healthcare related purposes.