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Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
With the U.S. facing huge domestic policy challenges, one might have hoped for a serious debate on fiscal issues between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney...
November 1, 2012Howard Gleckman
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
When it comes to taxes, Mitt Romney and Barack Obama are almost perfect mirror images of one another. Here are ten ways their tax plans...
October 23, 2012Howard Gleckman
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
You’ve probably heard claims that Mitt Romney wants to cut taxes by $5 trillion. Here are five things you should know about that figure: 1...
October 12, 2012Donald Marron
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
The breathlessly-hyped debate between President Obama and Governor Romney left me with an empty feeling. There were many words--oh, there were words-- but even the...
October 4, 2012Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
This afternoon, I moderated an Urban Institute panel on taxes and the fiscal cliff. The fundamental question on the table: Will Congress have to tumble...
October 2, 2012Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
If Congressional gridlock sends the U.S. government tumbling over the fiscal cliff later this year, Americans could face an average tax hike of almost $3,500...
October 1, 2012Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Yes, political conventions are costly anachronisms. But, with patience and time, one can learn quite a lot about a political party by watching, or reading,...
August 31, 2012Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Already, the Romney campaign insists that voters should pay no attention to Paul Ryan’s fiscal agenda. It is the Romney-Ryan tax and budget plan, they...
August 13, 2012Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Politicians and pundits constantly debate the size of government. Is it big or small? Growing or shrinking? You might hope these simple questions have simple...
July 31, 2012Donald Marron
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
In the strange alchemy of Washington, Congress can magically turn a tax increase into a tax cut. And to make it happen, all it has...
July 17, 2012Howard Gleckman