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New Podcast Episode: Examining the American Rescue Plan and the Labor Market 

It’s The AAF Exchange — your source for clear, data-driven insight into today’s economic and domestic policy issues.

In our latest episode, AAF President Douglas Holtz-Eakin discusses his recent testimonies before the Senate Banking Committee and the Senate Budget Committee. He considers whether the American Rescue Plan is appropriately scaled and targeted for the economic recovery, as well as the dangers of a bill that is too big. Holtz-Eakin also discusses the interaction between the social safety net and wages and answers the question of whether the taxpayer is subsidizing the wages of large corporations.

AAF products mentioned in today’s podcast:

  • In testimony before the Senate Banking Committee, Holtz-Eakin discussed the size and scope of the American Rescue Plan and its potential impact on the economy. Read the testimony here.
  • In testimony before the Senate Budget Committee, Holtz-Eakin discussed the interaction between the social safety net and the labor market. Read the testimony here.
  • In a recent Daily Dish, Holtz-Eakin explained why he thinks the American Rescue Plan is “poorly timed, ridiculously scaled, and horrifically designed and targeted.” Read that Daily Dish here. Subscribe to the Daily Dish here.

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