Supporting America’s Lower-Middle-Class Families—Welcome and Panel 1
December 4, 2013
On December 4th, The Hamilton Project at Brookings hosted a forum to highlight two new proposals for aiding America’s lower-middle class. The forum kicked off with introductory remarks by former U.S. Treasury Secretary Robert E. Rubin. Kevin Hassett, Senior Fellow and Director of Economic Policy Studies at AEI, and Peter Orszag, former director of the Office of Management & Budget and the Congressional Budget Office, joined Melissa Kearney and Lesley Turner of the University of Maryland to discuss their proposal for a secondary earner tax deduction to help “make work pay” for both spouses in low income families.