Tax Policy Center

2016 presidential campaign

Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
The fiscal policy debate in the 2016 presidential election (yes, Virginia, there is a policy debate, even if you can’t hear it through the noise)...
October 20, 2016Howard Gleckman
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
Lester Holt, the moderator for tonight’s presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, announced the debate’s topics last week: America’s direction, achieving prosperity, and...
September 26, 2016Richard C. Auxier
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders has proposed a tax increase of $15.3 trillion over the next decade, according to a new analysis by the Tax Policy Center. The tax hikes-- which would help finance Senator Sanders’ ambitious new spending programs for health care, education, and family
March 3, 2016Howard Gleckman
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
GOP presidential hopeful Ted Cruz’s aggressive plan to shift the tax code from a mostly income-based system to one based on consumption would slash federal revenues by $8.6 trillion over the next decade, according to a new Tax Policy Center analysis . Including interest costs, it would add $10.2
February 15, 2016Howard Gleckman
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
Jeb Bush has put forth a tax plan that is ambitious in design, comprehensive in scope, and fairly detailed for this stage of the campaign. In contrast to some of the wilder ideas that permeate the tax debate among Republicans, Bush’s proposal offers many interesting structural changes worthy of
September 9, 2015William G. Gale
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
At first glance, GOP presidential hopeful Jeb Bush’s tax reform plan is a standard lower-the-rates, broaden-the-base overhaul of the revenue code. But a closer look shows a something-for-everyone stew filled with interesting ingredients—most basic GOP fare but seasoned with a few surprising ideas.
September 9, 2015Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
GOP presidential hopeful Scott Walker’s plan to replace the Affordable Care Act is built on a controversial framework of tax subsidies that Walker estimates would cost about $1 trillion over 10 years. The plan is already drawing heat from fellow GOP candidate Bobby Jindal, who called it “a new
August 20, 2015Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
While many Republican presidential candidates are promoting their versions of broad-based tax reform, Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton so far seems disinterested in fundamentally restructuring the code. Instead, she’d retain the framework of the current tax law, while tweaking the code to
August 11, 2015Howard Gleckman
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton has offered a new tax subsidy to encourage firms to share profits with their employees. The idea of profit sharing is worth debating, but Clinton’s specific proposal is enormously complicated and depends on budget gimmicks to add up. Her basic
July 21, 2015Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
In what her campaign billed as a major economic policy speech today in New York, Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton outlined her agenda for what she described as a Growth and Fairness Economy. And while she included a number of tax proposals, few were new. Indeed, the speech was
July 13, 2015Howard Gleckman