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Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Congressional negotiators are trying to craft a budget deal by mid-December. Fareed Zakaria’s Global Public Square asked twelve experts what they hoped that deal would...
November 4, 2013Donald Marron
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
The balanced budget amendment introduced by Senate Republicans yesterday contains a striking error. As written, it would limit federal spending much more than they claim...
February 14, 2013Donald Marron
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
The Congressional Budget Office released its latest Budget and Economic Outlook earlier this week. As always, the Outlook provides insight into the fiscal status of...
February 8, 2013William G. Gale
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Last week I argued that budgeting for Medicare's hospital insurance program is flawed . Today, I offer two ways to fix it (and reject a...
May 18, 2012Donald Marron
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
The recent double-counting dispute isn’t just about politics; it also reveals a flaw in budgeting for Medicare Part A. Budget experts are waging a spirited...
May 9, 2012Donald Marron
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
My latest column for the Christian Science Monitor argues that a slew of budget deadlines will drive policy action this Fall. Case in point, the...
September 25, 2011Donald Marron
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
In a couple of weeks, President Obama will ask Congress to extend this year’s payroll tax cut. It will surely become a classic Washington double-reverse...
August 18, 2011Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
My latest column at the Christian Science Monitor : America's leaders need to get to yes on a budget deal – one that marries substantial...
July 18, 2011Donald Marron
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
There has been a lot of talk in Washington recently about “job-killing tax increases.” Raising taxes, the argument goes, would lead businesses to hire fewer...
July 15, 2011Roberton C. Williams
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Senate Republicans made a striking error in the balanced budget amendment they introduced last week . As written, the amendment would limit federal spending far...
July 6, 2011Donald Marron