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

June 14, 2002
C. Eugene Steuerle
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[ 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
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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
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It happens every time. An administration puts forward an economic package, and then suggests all the wonderful things it is going to do for the economy and for the public. Few costs. Few trade-offs. Win-win. Then opponents start picking apart the pieces. But then they play the same game. We can...

February 10, 2003
C. Eugene Steuerle
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Dynamic score-keeping -- the recording of budget feedback effects as people react to government actions such as tax cuts -- is a hot topic again, fueled in part by the recent release of a Congressional Budget Office study of the revenue effects of the president's tax proposals. The topic is also...

April 7, 2003
C. Eugene Steuerle
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The Bush Administration's budget includes a chapter entitled "The Real Fiscal Danger," which highlights the projected imbalances in Social Security and Medicare. Ironically, the budget does not include any specific steps to eliminate or even reduce those imbalances. It does, however, propose...

April 21, 2003
William G. Gale, Peter Orszag
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Events leading up to the enactment of the Jobs and Growth Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2003 (JGTRRA) highlighted the role of tax provisions that expire at a given date, which are commonly known as "sunsets." This article examines trends in the magnitude and nature of sunsets, and discusses...

June 9, 2003
William G. Gale, Peter Orszag
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In recent years, the largest budgetary decisions of Congress have been concentrated in two areas: tax cuts and expansions in health care, particularly Medicare. Given all the rhetoric that surfaced during the tax cut debate, it might be worthwhile to see how consistently these arguments have...

July 7, 2003
C. Eugene Steuerle
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The CBO's new budget update provides the opportunity to reassess fiscal prospects and reconsider policy options. This paper examines the baseline CBO projections and adjusts the official data in ways that we believe more accurately reflect the current trajectory of tax and spending policies and...

September 22, 2003
William G. Gale, Peter Orszag