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Issues at Stake in Looming Budget Wars

Was Live Friday, Mar 17, 2023 | 11 am PT

Guest Speakers:

  • Chad Stone, Chief Economist at the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities
  • Elizabeth Lower-Basch, Deputy Executive Director of Policy at the Center for Law and Social Poverty CLASP
  • Andrew Eschtruth, Associate Director for External Relations at the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College

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Event Overview

President Joe Biden’s budget sets forth where the battle lines are being drawn for Dems and Repubs between now and the 2024 Presidential elections.

Biden Signature

Experts will explain the President’s Budget, an ambitious spending plan including repealing Trump’s tax cuts for the wealthy and increasing the corporate tax rate to pay to shore up Medicaid and Medicare, a permanent Enhanced Child Tax Credit, and environmental and environmental and educational priorities, among other programs, plus deficit reduction measures.

They will also examine Social Security’s future, which the budget didn’t address, but might be under attack by Republicans.

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