Press / Fiscal Policies


Writing for Politico‘s Arena , PPI President Will Marshall discuses Obama’s fiscal cliff policy: President Obama holds the whip hand on taxes. He campaigned and won on the explicit promise of raising tax rates on the wealthiest two percent of Americans. It’s the closet thing to a mandate the 2012 elections produced. And polls make […]

By / 12.4.2012

Writing for U.S. News & World Report, Jason Gold  explains the impact of the fiscal cliff on homeowners. With the clock ticking, the nation is engrossed in Washington’s horse wrangling over the fiscal cliff, a nasty double whammy of spending cuts and tax hikes that experts predict could usher in another crippling recession. But while Democrats defend […]

Will Marshall was a panelist at the Fix The Debt policy conference on Tuesday, Dec. 4, discussing two of the biggest issues surrounding federal budget deficits and the national debt – tax reform and healthcare The panel called on Pres. Obama and Congress to tackle the nation’s budget problems.  The group proposed fiscal policies for entitlements, […]

PPI Senior Fellow Paul Weinstein was a guest on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal discussing the role that the recommendations of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility & Reform (also known as the “Simpson-Bowles Commission”) are playing in the ongoing negotiations on averting the “fiscal cliff.” Watch Paul Weinstein here.  

PPI President Will Marshall speaks to The Daily Beast regarding the compromises needed from the left to avoid the fiscal cliff: ‘It appears President Obama is serious about slowing the growth of public health and retirement costs, which is the key to bending down the curve of federal spending,’ says Will Marshall, president and founder […]

PPI Chief Economic Strategist Michael Mandel was featured in the National Journal on regulatory reform: Mitchell suggests creating a commission, modeled on the process that Congress has used to determine which military bases to realign or close, to weed out and eliminate federal spending that benefits certain businesses at the expense of others. Economist Michael […]

PPI President Will Marshall explains on CNBC’s “Closing Bell” why cuts in defense spending from the impending sequestration is the wrong way to reign in the Federal deficit.

The Washington Post’s Suzy Khimm quotes Will Marshall on Jack Kemp and Empower America: “What the Empower America folks wanted to do is move beyond the green eyeshade, balance-the-budget message of traditional conservatism. They didn’t want to have simply a negative narrative about government,” said Will Marshall, who headed a similar policy shop for Clinton’s New […]

PPI economist, Diana Carew, on CNBC’s Closing Bell discussing the rise of student debt and government investment in education.

By / 10.26.2011

In the Atlantic, PPI Chief Economic Strategist Michael Mandel discusses the two possible solutions for escaping the current economic disaster — innovation and inflation: It all comes down to this: We have to match growth to debt. If we can’t create miracles from growth, we have to consider inflation to reduce the value of our […]