Research report

In the early 1970s, a Democratic Congress and a Republican President (Nixon) became concerned about the lack of pension funding, vesting, and coverage for most Americans. They decided to do something about it. This president and Congress, I believe, are not less qualified or less concerned with...

March 11, 2002
C. Eugene Steuerle
Research report

Providing fiscal or tax subsidies to try to promote additional work and saving is a relatively modern notion. These subsidies may stimulate demand by putting more money in the economy, but they are designed primarily to affect behavior through incentives. Modern industrial economies like the U.S...

February 25, 2002
C. Eugene Steuerle
Research report

The collapse of Enron brings out many tales, but none motivate action more than images of workers who now are left with little or nothing in the way of retirement plan benefits. In response, President Bush has requested legislation that would essentially remove some bars that prevent workers...

February 11, 2002
C. Eugene Steuerle
Research report

Senior Fellow Eugene Steuerle argues that there are advantages to the administration's USA account proposal. It would attempt to use some general revenues to fortify and build up the private pension system. He concludes that with luck, it would develop and reinforce better saving patterns by...

May 31, 1999
C. Eugene Steuerle
Research report

Senior Fellow Eugene Steuerle argues that the fatal flaw in the administration's strategy behind its private pension proposal is that it is not integrated either with social security reform or with further reform of the private pension system. Accordingly, if adopted as proposed, USA accounts...

June 7, 1999
C. Eugene Steuerle
Research report

Senior Fellow Eugene Steuerle comments on the apparent demise of the Clinton Administrations USA proposal, and examines its pros and cons.

May 24, 1999
C. Eugene Steuerle
Research report

This paper raises a number of concerns about various options and offers a number of examples of ways to slow the growth of Medicare spending.

December 1, 1995
Marilyn Moon, Len Nichols, Korbin Liu, Genevieve M. Kenney, Margaret B. Sulvetta, Stephen Zuckerman
Research report

In this third part of the series, we look at the conservatives' approach to the tax expenditure budget.

June 14, 2002
C. Eugene Steuerle
Research report

[ Brookings Institution] President Bush's new tax plan is an answer in search of a question. It would provide little short-term stimulus. It seems unlikely to provide much of a long-term boost to growth or jobs. It is an incomplete way to reform corporate taxes. It would not boost investor...

January 8, 2003
William G. Gale
Research report

Both the president and members of Congress have expressed strong political desire to appear to be "doing something" about the past recession and the current unemployment rate. This sentiment cuts across political parties and between the executive and congressional branches of government. In...

January 27, 2003
C. Eugene Steuerle