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News from EPI Public investments are needed, but a budget freeze would hurt the economy

News from EPI: Public investments are needed, but a budget freeze would hurt the economy

For Immediate Release: [Monday, January 31, 2011]

Contact: Phoebe Silag or Karen Conner, news@epi.org 202-775-8810

Last week, President Obama called for a five-year freeze in non-security discretionary spending, a proposal he will detail in his budget request in mid-February. In an analysis, EPI Policy Analyst Ethan Pollack argues that the proposed freeze represents a missed opportunity, and that now is the time to boost spending to create jobs.

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