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Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
There is lots of buzz around Washington about whether a laundry list of expiring tax provisions could be the key to a modest budget agreement...
November 7, 2013Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
As House and Senate budget negotiators sit down (eight months late), the inevitable issue of new revenues has already raised its head. Predictably, Democrats insist...
October 31, 2013Howard Gleckman
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
What’s going to happen on October 18 if Congress doesn’t vote to increase the debt limit? Probably nothing. Make no mistake, Washington is still wading...
October 15, 2013Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Washington may be about to do what it does best--kick the can down the road. House Republicans have tentatively agreed on a plan to extend...
October 10, 2013Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
President Obama must continue to refuse to negotiate policy while the government is shut down. If he does not hold firm on this principle, these...
October 3, 2013Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
House Republicans reportedly are considering several ways to add a framework for tax reform to legislation needed to increase the federal government’s borrowing authority. Could...
September 26, 2013Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
“The White Whale swam before him as the monomaniac incarnation of all those malicious agencies which some deep men feel eating in them…All that most...
September 17, 2013Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Treasury Secretary Jack Lew has notified Congress that the U.S. government will reach the limits of its ability to borrow in mid-October. Lew’s letter sounds...
August 27, 2013Howard Gleckman