Tax Policy Center

Barack Obama

Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
If 2012 was the year of modest economic recovery and surprising Democratic election success, 2013 may be the year of perpetual fiscal policy crisis. After...
December 27, 2012Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
TaxVox proudly presents its 2012 Lump of Coal awards, Thelma and Louise edition, for the worst fiscal policy ideas of the year. The winners are:...
December 24, 2012Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Somehow, the fiscal cliff tax debate has taken a truly weird turn. No, not the politics, which long ago became a parody of Washington deal-making...
December 20, 2012Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner may be close to agreeing on a plan that, among other things, would revise the way government programs...
December 18, 2012Howard Gleckman
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
With fiscal cliff talks seemingly stalled (at least today) , there has been growing talk that House Republicans would call President Obama’s bluff and simply...
December 14, 2012Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
If income tax deductions are capped or limited—an idea that often comes up in the debate over both the fiscal cliff and long-run tax reform—the...
December 5, 2012Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Congress and President Obama can't agree on much, but they agree on this: Congress must preserve what they persist in calling middle-class tax cuts. As...
November 26, 2012Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
President Obama and administration officials have offered two different revenue targets for the fiscal cliff debate: $1 trillion and $1.6 trillion (sometimes reported as $1.5...
November 16, 2012Donald Marron
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
At his press conference yesterday , President Obama said it is nearly impossible to raise taxes on the wealthy (a key piece of his fiscal...
November 15, 2012Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
You can tell when Congress and the President have tough choices to make. That’s when they trot out the euphemisms—all aimed at making what they...
November 13, 2012Howard Gleckman