GAW! in the News

National Public Radio: Marketplace
February 6, 2014
Editor's Note: Get America Working! has long argued that the official monthly "unemployment" statistic is a significant undercount. We think the labor force participation rate is more informative. Here's another perspective. You can listen to this radio story at the link above. This is a transcript. The monthly jobs report comes out tomorrow....
New York Times
August 31, 2013
This summer, the Obama administration released the President’s Climate Action Plan. It is a grab bag of regulations and policy initiatives aimed at reducing the nation’s carbon emissions, which many scientists believe contribute to global warming. This got me to thinking: What might I do to reduce my own carbon emissions? Here are some...
Washington Post
July 10, 2013
Consider the jobs report released Friday. The United States added 195,000 new jobs in June, it said, including 322,000 new part-time jobs — a number that comprises only part-timers who want full-time work but can’t find it. Assuming my grade-school arithmetic skills haven’t completely eroded, that suggests that the number of full-time jobs...
New York Times
April 13, 2013
Editors Note: Fordham University Law Professor Linda Sugin makes a strong case for the regressive nature of the payroll tax (PRT), calling it the "furtive tax" since unlike income taxes which taxpayers need to submit by April 15, PRTs are deducted automatically from workers' paychecks. One point we would add is that payroll taxes reduce employment...
Washington Post
February 13, 2013
Rob Shapiro, an advisor to Get America Working, documents the trend of jobles recoveries and the importance to business of reducing costs of employing people stating "...the best approach would be to directly reduce the cost for business to create more jobs. Congress could, for example, permanently cut the payroll tax rate for employers and...
Washington Post
February 13, 2013
Editor's Note:  In this piece the Post's Economic Policy Correspondent makes the point that we are experiencing a change in our economy -- a series of jobless recoveries. Economists don't have a clear answer for why this change is happening. GAW economic adviser Rob Shapiro is quoted near the end of the article saying he traces the change to...
Christian Science Monitor
January 29, 2013
Payroll tax cuts might play a bigger role than many thought in reversing economic slumps, Gleckman writes, according to new research by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.  [More...]
American Assn. of People with Disabilities Power Grid Blog
December 12, 2012
79.3%. That's the current rate among people with disabilities who are not a part of the labor force in the United States. We hear about the poor economy and the national unemployment rate nearly every day, yet people with disabilities, who are disproportionally left out of the labor force, are rarely mentioned. Let's change that.  [Read more...
December 10, 2012
This guest post was written by Bob Inglis, a former Republican congressman from South Carolina who is executive director of the Energy and Enterprise Initiative,  an educational campaign devoted to free enterprise energy and climate solutions. When in the House Mr. Inglis propsed legislation to tax carbon and use the revenues to reduce...
New York Times Economix Blog
November 28, 2012
Payroll taxes and corporate income taxe accounted for an equal share of federal tax revenue in 1969. By 2009, payroll taxes generated more than six times as much revenue.  We've become reliant on payroll taxes and a goal of a tax overhaul should be to reform and reduce them, permanently.   First, some background. The share of federal...