Stories by Pat Garofalo

Pat Garofalo is economic policy editor for His writing has also appeared in the Nation, the Atlantic, U.S. News & World Report, and other publications. Follow him on Twitter at @Pat_Garofalo. subscribe to Pat Garofalo's feed

Posted on: Mar 1, 2013, Source: AlterNet

For corporations and the 1 percent, tax season offers plenty of ways to dodge Uncle Sam.

Posted on: Feb 27, 2013, Source: Think Progress

New study from Brandeis reveals yet another startling statistic on growing inequality.

Posted on: Feb 20, 2013, Source: ThinkProgress

Call it Union Busting 2.0. First Walker went after the unions representing public employees; now he's targeting the private-sector unions he said were his friends.

Posted on: Feb 20, 2013, Source: Think Progress

Obama Administration to go to bat for underserved, burgeoning group.

Posted on: Feb 13, 2013, Source: ThinkProgress

Millions of families being lifted above the poverty line is too much to take for the likes of Paul Ryan and Marco Rubio.

Posted on: Jan 30, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Republicans cling to a policy that pretty much everyone agrees is a total disaster.

Posted on: Jan 17, 2013, Source: ThinkProgress

Twice as high as the Reagan years.

Posted on: Dec 29, 2012, Source: Think Progress

Senators Corker and Alexander are threatening more economic chaos in order to achieve one of the most regressive potential policy changes.

Posted on: Jun 3, 2012, Source: AlterNet

State film subsidies are giving away desperately needed funds to well-heeled movie moguls.

Posted on: May 18, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Across the country, states are diverting foreclosure settlement funds to plug budget holes.

Posted on: Mar 19, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Bigwigs are using sheep and cows to gain big tax benefits for themselves at our expense. These loopholes must end.

Posted on: Dec 15, 2009, Source: ThinkProgress

Our friends at FOX think the best way to get people back on track in this recession is to pay them below-living wages.

Posted on: Jul 22, 2009, Source: ThinkProgress

Between 1979 and 2006, the inflation-adjusted after-tax income of the richest 1 percent of households increased by 256 percent.

Posted on: Jul 20, 2008, Source: ThinkProgress

McCain claims that oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico "have survived, very successfully, the impacts of hurricanes." He's wrong.