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DLC | Blueprint Magazine | June 1, 2000
Closing the Income Gap
By DeWayne Davis & Jeff Lemieux
All U.S. families are enjoying solid income growth, with the bottom 20 percent growing as fast as the top 20 percent.

DLC | New Dem Daily | January 17, 2000
Idea of the Week: Rewarding Work With Opportunity
Returning to one of his most successful initiatives, President Clinton called for a new expansion of the Earned Income Tax Credit to: (a) eliminate the "marriage penalty" in EITC eligibility; (b) boost the credit for families with more than two children; and (c) lengthen the "phase out" in eligibility so families retain an incentive to earn more in wages.

DLC | New Dem Daily | August 2, 1999
Idea of the Week: Making Work Pay the Third Way
In Montgomery County, Maryland, County Executive Doug Duncan proved there is a Third Way for lifting working families out of poverty. His plan included: a local EITC, funding for child care, a push for affordable housing, job readiness skills, and new public transportation routes.

DLC | New Dem Daily | May 24, 1999
Idea of the Week: Wealth-Building Assets for the Poor
The Savings for Working Families Act would create a national infrastructure of Individual Development Accounts. It would give millions of working poor families personal bank accounts for the first time, and would put them on the road to participation in the great wealth-producing mechanisms of American capitalism.

DLC | The New Democrat | March 1, 1999
Independence Day
By Sara Horowitz
Lawmakers must become as innovative and flexible as the independent work force.

PPI | Policy Report | July 1, 1997
Cut and Invest to Grow
By Robert J. Shapiro and Chris J. Soares
Improving the economic prospects of Americans will take more than a plan to balance the budget. It requires a new strategy that achieves fiscal discipline by first cutting the specific programs and tax provisions that tend to make American firms and workers less productive and, second, expanding support for the specific public investments that make people more productive.

DLC | Talking Points | May 16, 1997
Finishing the Job on Welfare
The 1996 Welfare Reform legislation was an important, but imperfect, first step to overhaul welfare. Three steps are possible now: creating the welfare-to-work system; making work pay; and correcting inequities in last year's bill. These initiatives must be preserved, and details of how the resources are to be used must be resolved, as the budget moves through Congress.

PPI | Briefing | June 1, 1995
GOP Cuts in the EITC
By M. Jeff Hamond and Lyn A. Hogan
Despite the GOP's strong past support for the EITC, some Republicans now charge that the program is too costly, ineffective, and rife with fraud. If conservatives are serious about promoting work by low-income families and ensuring that full-time workers escape poverty -- prerequisites for successful welfare reform -- they will help preserve this program.

PPI | Policy Report | March 1, 1994
Reinventing the Federal Unemployment and Training System
By Peter Plastrik
President Clinton has offered a historic proposal which would retool the unemployment insurance and training system to give workers, not government, direct control of the resources they need to secure training and jobs. At the Reemployment Act of 1994 is a simple principle: We must inject market dynamics into the system by forcing service providers to compete for customers who are freed from the control of the government bureaucracy.

DLC | The New Democrat | March 1, 1999
The Sunny Side of Sprawl
By Fred Siegel
It's the price we pay for the creation of the first mass upper-middle class.

Admin | Memo | October 28, 1990
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