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Washington, DC 20036
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  • August 20, 2009 - "Catastrophic Budget Failures"  Len Burman, former director of the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center, explains why our spending and borrowing policies are leading the country toward catastrophic budget failure. Burman argues that the Congressional Budget Office’s bleak economic forecasts are too optimistic, so we must act quickly to reduce our deficits. Len Burman is an Urban Institute Affiliated Scholar and the Daniel Patrick Moynihan professor of public policy at the Maxwell School at Syracuse University.

  • June 4, 2009 - "VAT Explained"  Len Burman sits down with Rachel Johnson to talk about why he thinks a VAT should be implemented.

  • April 6, 2009 - "Don't Tax AIG Bonuses"  TPC research assistant, Rachel Johnson, talks with senior researcher and editor of the TaxVox Blog, Howard Gleckman, about why we shouldn't excessively tax the AIG bonuses.

  • March 20, 2009 - "Talking About the Stimulus" Len Burman and Rosanne Altshuler talk a little about the stimulus package.

  • March 20, 2009 - "Why Should YOU Care About Tax Policy?"  TPC research assistant, Rachel Johnson, sits down to talk about the importance of tax policy with some of the senior staff, Len Burman and Rosanne Altshuler.

  • September 18, 2007 - "Obama Speech on Tax Policy."
    Barack Obama's speech on Tax Policy at the Urban Institute.