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300 Million Engines of Growth

President Obama election night party, 2012 book_alt2 icon Report For America to lead innovation in the 21st century, we have to make sure that our people are skilled and educated, operating in an economic environment that is conducive to their success and that allows them to compete at home and abroad.

By Jennifer Erickson and Michael Ettlinger | Thursday, June 13, 2013

STATEMENT: CAP's Michael Ettlinger on the State of the Union Address

Michael Ettlinger, Vice President of Economic Policy at the Center for American Progress, issues a statement in response to the president's State of the Union address.

By Michael Ettlinger | Tuesday, February 12, 2013

The Deficit Reduction We Have Achieved So Far

President Obama fiscal cliff speechThree-quarters of the $2.4 trillion in deficit reduction already enacted since the start of fiscal year 2011 has been spending cuts.

By Michael Linden and Michael Ettlinger | Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Revenue from the Fiscal Cliff Deal in Context

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe BidenAfter a decade of repeated tax cuts, the increase in revenue achieved in the legislation to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff is a step in the right direction, but it won’t be enough.

By Michael Linden and Michael Ettlinger | Thursday, January 3, 2013

Cliff Diving

John BoehnerCongressional Republicans’ unwillingness to let the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy expire is irresponsible and will prove harmful to our economic future.

By Michael Ettlinger | Monday, December 31, 2012

Plan B: Job Losses, Middle-Class Tax Increases, and Trivial Deficit Reduction

John BoehnerHouse Speaker John Boehner’s plan lacks seriousness and is an attempt to divert attention from an unwillingness to adopt a balanced approach that all serious people recognize as a necessity.

By Michael Linden and Michael Ettlinger | Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Reforming Our Tax System, Reducing Our Deficit

The U.S. Capitol under dark, stormy clouds book_alt2 icon Report In order to secure our fiscal future and achieve meaningful deficit reduction over the next 10 years, we need a plan that combines progressive, revenue-enhancing tax reform with pragmatic spending cuts that do not undermine the middle class, the poor, or seniors.

By Roger Altman, William Daley, John Podesta, Robert Rubin, Leslie Samuels, Lawrence Summers, Neera Tanden, Antonio Weiss, Michael Ettlinger, Seth Hanlon, and Michael Linden | Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Moving on to the Economy after the Election

President Barack Obama, flanked by House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, left, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., meets with Congressional leadership in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, July 7, 2011Michael Ettlinger outlines how Congress and the president can have it both ways on deficits, spending, taxes, and investments and still put our fiscal house in order and invest in our economy.

By Michael Ettlinger | Wednesday, November 7, 2012

The Failure of Supply-Side Economics

Michael Ettlinger and Michael Linden give three decades' worth of evidence that proves supply-side economics doesn't work.

By Michael Ettlinger and Michael Linden | Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Infographic: Seven Graphs That Show Supply-Side Doesn’t Work

An infographic from Michael Ettlinger and Michael Linden presents data to show why supply-side economics doesn't work.

By Michael Ettlinger and Michael Linden | Wednesday, August 1, 2012

The Middle Class and Economic Growth

CAP's Middle Class and Economic Growth project looks to provide a better understanding of the relationship between middle-class strength and the nation’s economic health.

By Michael Ettlinger | Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Rebuilding Our Middle Class

Gadi Dechter and Michael Ettlinger analyze the president’s forceful defense of the middle class as our economy’s engine of economic growth and prosperity.

By Gadi Dechter and Michael Ettlinger | Wednesday, January 25, 2012

President Obama’s Bridge to a Better Economy

Michael Ettlinger details the two policy threads that define the president’s approach toward immediate but also sustainable economic recovery in 2012.

By Michael Ettlinger | Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Goldman Sachs Analysis Highlights Tripwires for U.S. Economic Policy in 2012

Michael Ettlinger details why House Republicans may contribute to slowing economic growth.

By Michael Ettlinger | Wednesday, January 4, 2012

The War on Christmas

Michael Ettlinger calls for the Christmas spirit to take root on Capitol Hill and joy to be spread to millions.

By Michael Ettlinger | Wednesday, December 21, 2011