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Barack Obama

Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
I suspect that by early next week, the sequester will be old news. We’ll be on to the next crisis—the impending government shutdown scheduled for...
March 1, 2013Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
As regular readers of Tax Vox know, I don’t believe there is much chance President Obama and Congress will agree on individual broad-based tax reform...
February 21, 2013Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
With 10 days to go until the dreaded sequester—the automatic across-the-board spending cuts that most lawmakers profess to hate—the Washington drama machine is starting to...
February 19, 2013Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
House Republicans say they want to balance the budget in a decade with only spending cuts and no tax hikes. In his state of the...
February 12, 2013Howard Gleckman
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
In what will probably be the usual endless laundry list of State of the Union promises, President Obama is likely to include tax reform, by...
February 12, 2013Howard Gleckman
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
Just as Congress allowed the 2011-12 payroll tax cut to expire, new research by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York suggests that such tax...
January 29, 2013Howard Gleckman
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
If their leaders’ public statements are to be believed, the fiscal chasm between the political parties is widening. And it is hard to see how...
January 24, 2013Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
“We must make the hard choices to reduce the cost of health care and the size of our deficit. But we reject the belief that...
January 22, 2013Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
There is an obvious solution to Washington’s perpetual budget crisis. But it is unlikely to happen because all the incentives—both political and economic—are completely wrong...
January 15, 2013Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Everyone trying to sort out the fiscal cliff deal is getting hopelessly tangled in budget baselines. Are taxes going up? Or are they going down?...
January 3, 2013Howard Gleckman