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The two Santas came to Washington in 2000 and threaten to never leave. If we don't send them packing, Christmas Future could be very bleak indeed.

January 18, 2010
Leonard E. Burman
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Institute Fellow Rudy Penner describes how the U.S. budget is prepared by the executive branch and Congress, and how it then is implemented by the executive branch. The budget preparation process could be improved, Penner asserts, but budget implementation works smoothly and efficiently. The...

February 1, 2010
Rudolph G. Penner
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This article, written for a lay audience, discusses the causes and consequences of catastrophic budget failure. When Americas ballooning federal debt becomes unmanageable, we might simply refuse to honor our obligations, triggering a worldwide financial collapse and an economic downtown that...

April 26, 2010
Leonard E. Burman
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In a New York Times op-ed, Bill Gale explains why extending the Bush tax cuts would provide little economic stimulus and would be bad fiscal policy.

September 30, 2010
William G. Gale
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In a contribution to the New York Times Room for Debate, Donald Marron argues that the best way for the government to raise new revenue would be to reduce and in some cases eliminate many of the exemptions, exclusions, deductions, and credits that make Swiss cheese of our tax system.

November 23, 2010
Donald Marron
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On November 29, 2010, TPC co-director William Gale held a live webchat on the Washington Post website to discuss his November 28th Washington Post piece, Five Myths About Cutting the Deficit.

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December 7, 2010
William G. Gale
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Budgets may be boring, but the stakes before us are exceedingly high. As we go about reducing the deficit, who will pay which taxes? How will we defend our country? And how will we treat our elderly? Unfortunately, questionable thinking and outright distortions by critics from across the...

November 28, 2010
William G. Gale
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Treasury Secretary Geithner recently warned that the U.S. may default if Congress doesn't increase the federal debt limit. In this guest commentary at CNN Money, Donald Marron explains how Geithner will make sure that the U.S. does not default on the public debt, even if Congress is slow to...

January 20, 2011
Donald Marron
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New York Times' Room for Debate: The United States has one of the world's highest corporate tax rates, but many large U.S. corporations pay little U.S. tax. Eliminating special interest loopholes could pay for some, but not much reduction in the corporate rate. The main problem is that it...

February 3, 2011
Eric Toder
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In a contribution to the CNNMoney.com, Donald Marron discusses the urgent need to reverse the federal deficit and reform the tax code.

March 22, 2011
Donald Marron