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Barack Obama

Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Washington may be about to do what it does best--kick the can down the road. House Republicans have tentatively agreed on a plan to extend...
October 10, 2013Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
President Obama must continue to refuse to negotiate policy while the government is shut down. If he does not hold firm on this principle, these...
October 3, 2013Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
House Republicans reportedly are considering several ways to add a framework for tax reform to legislation needed to increase the federal government’s borrowing authority. Could...
September 26, 2013Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
“The White Whale swam before him as the monomaniac incarnation of all those malicious agencies which some deep men feel eating in them…All that most...
September 17, 2013Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Treasury Secretary Jack Lew has notified Congress that the U.S. government will reach the limits of its ability to borrow in mid-October. Lew’s letter sounds...
August 27, 2013Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
In a speech today in Chattanooga TN, President Obama made congressional Republicans an offer they could refuse. And they did . By doing so, Obama...
July 30, 2013Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Because politicians seem unwilling to confront specific individual tax preferences, it is likely that any broad-based tax reform will be based on across-the-board curbs on...
July 10, 2013Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
The other day, President Obama proposed a modest and largely aspirational plan to respond to climate change. Unlike some of his past efforts, it did...
July 1, 2013Howard Gleckman
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
If you are a tax geek, or even a normal person who wants to keep up with the ongoing debate over restructuring the tax code,...
May 7, 2013Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
There may be no more vexing challenge in the Revenue Code than the taxation of foreign transactions of multinational companies. Most everyone agrees that the...
May 2, 2013Howard Gleckman