Supporting America’s Lower-Middle-Class: Welcome and Panel 1
December 5, 2013
On Dec. 4th The Hamilton Project hosted a forum to discuss policies to support the struggling lower-middle-class. Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Robert E. Rubin kicked off the forum with introductory remarks. 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.