Tax Policy Center

Debt

: TaxVox
While policy makers and news headlines focus on debates about health care and tax policy, the U.S. fiscal outlook remains troubling and is a constraint...
August 4, 2017William G. Gale
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Donald Trump has put forth some really novel (and poor) ideas – his immigration and trade policies come to mind. His tax reform ideas are...
August 10, 2016William G. GaleHilary GelfondAaron Krupkin
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
The Cato Institute has organized an online forum to debate pro-growth economic policy reforms. Tax Policy Center scholars Bill Gale, Donald Marron, and Eric Toder have each contributed to the discussion. As policy makers search for ways to raise economic growth and improve the living standards of
November 20, 2014William G. Gale
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Politicians can debate whether corporate tax inversions are “unpatriotic” or simply a legitimate technique to reduce taxes--and commentators can argue over whether anything should be done to stop them. Experts also disagree about whether President Obama and his Treasury Secretary have the legal
August 15, 2014Steven M. Rosenthal
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
You’ve probably heard that Treasury will hit the debt limit on October 17 and soon thereafter it won’t be able to pay all of America’s...
October 11, 2013Donald Marron
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Since the day of Alexander Hamilton, the United States has never defaulted on the federal debt. That’s what we budget-watchers always say. It’s a great...
October 4, 2013Donald Marron
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
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
When policy folks talk about America’s federal borrowing, their go-to measures are the public debt, currently $12 trillion, and its ratio to gross domestic product,...
June 24, 2013Donald Marron