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Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities is one of the nation's premier policy organizations working at the federal and state levels on fiscal policy and public programs that affect low- and moderate-income families and individuals. The Center's podcasts feature policy experts who provide updates and background on key issues in the news. Additional audio and video can be found at http://www.cbpp.org/multimedia

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The Food Stamp Program

The basics of the food stamp program is discussed by the Center's Director of Food Assistance Policy, Stacy Dean.

5mins

24 Nov 2009

Rank #1

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Tax Trends for the Top 400 Taxpayers

Trends in income and taxes for the highest-income taxpayers is discussed by Chuck Marr, Director of Federal Tax Policy at the Center.

4mins

13 Apr 2010

Rank #2

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Where Do Our Federal Tax Dollars Go?

Chuck Marr, the Center's Director of Federal Tax Policy, discusses how our federal tax dollars are spent.

5mins

6 Apr 2010

Rank #3

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The Deficit, Debt, and Interest

The federal government deficit, debt, and interest is explained by Director of Federal Fiscal Policy, Jim Horney.

5mins

23 Sep 2009

Rank #4

Most Popular Podcasts

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John Podesta's opening remarks at CAP/CBPP event

President and CEO of the Center for American Progress, John Podesta, offers his opening remarks at the Progressives and the National Debt conference, co-sponsored by CBPP and the Center for American Progress on September 30, 2009, in Washington, DC.

15mins

7 Oct 2009

Rank #5

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Low-Income Consumers and the Kerry-Boxer Climate Bill

Recent developments in climate change legislation are discussed by Chief Economist, Chad Stone.

3mins

16 Oct 2009

Rank #6

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TABOR's harmful effect on states

A state spending restriction called TABOR and its harmful effect on states is explained by the Center's state project coordinator, Robb Gray.

4mins

8 Oct 2009

Rank #7

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Edward Kleinbard and Lily Batchelder at the CAP/CBPP event

Edward Kleinbard, Professor of Law at USC and former Chief of Staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation, and Lily Batchelder, Professor at NYU's School of Law discuss options for raising revenues at the Progressives and the National Debt Conference.

20mins

7 Oct 2009

Rank #8

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The Safety Net's Response to the Recession

The Center's Director of Welfare Reform and Income Support Division, Dr. LaDonna Pavetti, discusses the safety net's response to the recession before the U.S. House of Representative's Ways and Means Subcommittee on Income Security and Family.

10mins

8 Oct 2009

Rank #9

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Robert Greenstein's opening remarks at CAP/CBPP event

Executive Director Robert Greenstein offers his opening remarks at the Progressives and the National Debt conference co-sponsored by CBPP and the Center for American Progress on September 30, in Washington, DC.

3mins

7 Oct 2009

Rank #10

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CBPP on September Jobs Report

The jobs report for September is discussed by Chief Economist, Chad Stone.

3mins

2 Oct 2009

Rank #11

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Health Reform Myths & Realities: Episode 2

The false claim that the health reform law uses revenues from Social Security and premiums from a new long-term care insurance program to offset the cost of health reform is discussed by Jim Horney, Director of Federal Fiscal Policy.

3mins

20 Apr 2010

Rank #12

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Health Reform Myths & Realities: Episode 3

Jim Horney discusses the false claim that the health reform law's Medicare savings are meaningless.

3mins

23 Apr 2010

Rank #13

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Transforming Rental Assistance

Will Fischer, a Senior Policy Analyst at the Center, discusses the President's plan to preserve affordable housing.

4mins

27 Apr 2010

Rank #14

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Protecting Low-Income Consumers in Climate Change Legislation

The nuances of climate change legislation, and how the Senate and House bills will protect low-income families, are discussed by the Center's Chief Economist, Chad Stone.

3mins

3 Nov 2009

Rank #15

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Climate Change Testimony

The Center's Chief Economist, Chad Stone, testifies before the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources on how low-income households will be affected by climate change policy.

7mins

21 Oct 2009

Rank #16

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Maine and Washington Reject TABOR

Senior advisor Iris Lav discusses voters' rejection of TABOR — a strict state spending restriction — in Washington and Maine, and the implications for other states.

4mins

5 Nov 2009

Rank #17

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Health Reform Myths & Realities: Episode 1

The false claim that the health reform law hides the true cost of health reform by collecting its new revenues in the early years and delaying spending until later years is discussed by Jim Horney, Director of Federal Fiscal Policy.

2mins

16 Apr 2010

Rank #18

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Understanding the Senate Finance Committee's Health Reform Bill

The Senate Finance Committee's health reform plan is discussed by Senior Fellow, Judy Solomon.

4mins

27 Oct 2009

Rank #19

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CBPP on October Jobs Report

The jobs report for October is discussed by Chief Economist, Chad Stone.

2mins

7 Nov 2009

Rank #20