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Individual Taxes: TaxVox
This morning, the White House released a massive report on the effects of climate change . In sum: The problem is already bad, it is going to get worse, and we need to address it quickly. The science of greenhouse gas emissions and climate change may be clear (though, of course, always evolving).
May 6, 2014Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
After it returns from Spring Break next week, Congress may face two big fiscal reality checks. It will have to decide whether to temporarily extend...
March 20, 2014Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Over the past week, three senior Washington lawmakers released foundational documents that describe both their agendas and their perspectives on government. On one level, they...
March 4, 2014Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
I was chatting the other day with a fellow budget wonk who noted the cruel paradox of fiscal politics: When the economy is bad, deficits...
February 4, 2014Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
When it comes to tax policy, President Obama’s State of the Union address last night was a model of modesty. There was little new. And,...
January 29, 2014Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Tax Vox proudly announces its seventh annual Lump of Coal Award for the worst tax and fiscal policies of 2013. The year was a curious...
December 23, 2013Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Just as President Obama was decrying our nation’s rising income inequality , the Congressional Budget Office provided him with some new ammunition. CBO’s latest report...
December 9, 2013Roberton C. Williams
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Senate Democrats are circulating a list of a dozen tax “loopholes” they’d like to close as part of a budget package. It is unlikely that...
November 13, 2013Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
The conventional wisdom is that next January, Congress and President Obama will be in exactly the same place they’ve been for most of the past...
October 17, 2013Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
What’s going to happen on October 18 if Congress doesn’t vote to increase the debt limit? Probably nothing. Make no mistake, Washington is still wading...
October 15, 2013Howard Gleckman