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Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
In the aftermath of the recent government shutdown and the painful negotiations that brought the country perilously close to defaulting on government debt, policy experts...
October 23, 2013William G. Gale
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
The conventional wisdom is that next January, Congress and President Obama will be in exactly the same place they’ve been for most of the past...
October 17, 2013Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
If you recently heard the news that Congress is debating the merits of raising the debt ceiling, don't think you have time-traveled back to 2011...
October 2, 2013William G. Gale
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Today I had the chance to testify before the Joint Economic Committee about a perennial challenge, the looming debt limit. Here are my opening remarks...
September 18, 2013Donald Marron
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Is the Federal Reserve part of the government? You might think so, but you wouldn’t know it from the way we talk about America’s debt...
July 15, 2013Donald Marron
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Thanks to artificially low interest rates, the United States has been able to finance deficits exceeding $1 trillion every year from 2009 through 2012 at...
July 9, 2013Rudolph G. Penner
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Max Baucus and Dave Camp, leaders of the Senate and House tax-writing committees, are on the road promoting tax simplification. One goal: cleaning out the...
July 8, 2013Donald Marron
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
If Congress is going to reform the tax code, it will take an enormous amount of hard work and a lot of luck. The stars,...
June 13, 2013Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Immigration policy poses an unusual challenge for the Congressional Budget Office and the Joint Committee on Taxation. If Congress allows more people into the United...
May 3, 2013Donald Marron
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
The revenue proposals included in President Obama’s 2014 budget would, as intended, significantly raise taxes on the highest-income American households. However, despite Obama’s long-standing pledge...
April 22, 2013Howard Gleckman