Tax Policy Center

Bernie Sanders

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
When the Tax Hound began its monthly investigations a year ago, we had the modest goal of making tax policy relevant to the every-day concerns of the average taxpayer. At the time, I was drunk with wonky excitement (if that’s possible). “We elect a new president in a year, and we can help make tax policy matter to the average voter! There’ll be candidate proposals, analyses of those plans… It’ll be great!”
March 1, 2016Renu Zaretsky
Business Taxes: TaxVox
All three Democratic presidential hopefuls, Hillary Clinton, Martin O’Malley, and Bernie Sanders, have proposed financial transactions taxes (FTTs). But could such a levy raise much money and reduce financial sector risk, as their supporters hope? Perhaps, according to a report by my Tax Policy
January 20, 2016Howard Gleckman
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Bernie Sanders: Medicare, and tax increases, for all. The Democratic presidential hopeful proposed a $1.38 trillion universal health care plan and the tax hikes aimed to pay for it, just before Sunday’s Democratic debate. Sanders would impose a 2.2 percent income-based premium on all households,
January 19, 2016Renu Zaretsky
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
It is hard to grasp the enormity of the tax increases Bernie Sanders is proposing , how far out-of-step he is with recent economic history in the U.S., and what a stunning contrast he presents with Republican presidential hopefuls. Where Sanders backs tax increases of more than $1 trillion a year
January 18, 2016Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders both want to create ambitious new government programs to help middle-income families with medical and education costs and family leave. Both say they’d pay for those initiatives by raising taxes. But there is an important difference between them: Clinton would
January 12, 2016Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
It is time for TaxVox’ s annual Lump of Coal awards for the worst tax ideas (or most depressing tax stories) of 2015. As always, choosing the Top 10 was not easy, but here they are: 10. The Michigan House . Lawmakers tried to pay for new transportation projects by eliminating the state’s earned
December 21, 2015Howard Gleckman
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
The presidential election is nearly a year away, but many candidates have already rolled out detailed tax reform plans. On the GOP side, we’ve seen proposals from Jeb Bush (the subject of a rigorous Tax Policy Center analysis ), Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, and Donald Trump, among others. Among Democrats
December 15, 2015Harvey Galper
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Sanders won’t raise the top rate to 90 percent. In their Saturday night debate, Democrats spent much of their time talking about foreign policy, terrorism, and Wall Street. But there were a few tax-related sound bites. Perhaps the most interesting: Bernie Sanders said he would not raise the top
November 16, 2015Renu Zaretsky
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Even in its early stages, the 2016 presidential race looks like it will be remembered for two depressing superlatives. The candidates will spend more money than ever before, and they will promise more costly give-aways than any politicians in history. We’ll save the campaign finance story for
October 20, 2015Howard Gleckman