Latest Douglas Holtz-Eakin Stories

2011-01-20 12:24:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Douglas Holtz-Eakin and Martin Wachs, members of the Bipartisan Policy Center's (BPC) National Transportation Policy Project, will release a new research paper on transportation investment, job creation and economic growth tomorrow, January 21, 2011, at a press conference in Washington, D.C. The paper, Strengthening Connections Between Transportation Investments and Economic Growth, examines how well-targeted transportation investments...

2009-08-11 08:20:35

The federal budget deficit is likely to increase as the recession in the United States continues to shrink the federal tax base, economists said. This is going to be a very depressing outlook, former Congressional Budget Office director Douglas Holtz-Eakin told USA Today Tuesday. With stimulus spending scheduled to increase and unemployment at 9.4 percent, the federal deficit is expected to jump to $1.7 trillion or $1.8 trillion this year, four times the federal deficit of 2008, the newspaper...

2008-10-17 08:45:00

By Sandra Block In his acceptance speech at the 1984 Democratic convention, Walter Mondale promised to reduce the budget deficit by raising taxes. He later went on to lose every state but his home state of Minnesota and Washington, D.C. It's not surprising, then, that despite a ballooning budget deficit and a recently enacted $700 billion financial bailout, John McCain and Barack Obama have pledged to lower taxes for millions of Americans. McCain wants to extend the Bush...

2008-10-15 08:00:00

By David Jackson WASHINGTON -- Republican presidential nominee John McCain pitched new tax breaks and other incentives Tuesday to help investors and senior citizens. Democratic rival Barack Obama said he is still reviewing all of McCain's plans, but he believes some of them do not go far enough. McCain, adding to previously announced economic plans, proposed to cut the capital gains tax in half, suspend rules that force seniors to sell stocks from 401(k)s or Individual Retirement Accounts...

Word of the Day
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.