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Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
The latest chapter in Washington’s never-ending fiscal drama is about to play out in tomorrow’s sequester--a word most Americans should never have had to learn...
February 28, 2013Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
I would like to propose a simple plan that would let Republicans and Democrats avoid a blunt, across-the-board sequester that fails to set priorities. It...
February 27, 2013C. Eugene Steuerle
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
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
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
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
In one of the more dangerous fiscal developments of recent months, some on the left are defining successful deficit reduction as merely stabilizing the federal...
February 1, 2013Rudolph G. Penner
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