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Debt Limit

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
The other day, I was talking to a guy who closely watches Washington for big foreign investors. Like most of us, his clients are struggling...
October 8, 2013Howard Gleckman
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
The Congressional Budget Office released its latest Budget and Economic Outlook earlier this week. As always, the Outlook provides insight into the fiscal status of...
February 8, 2013William G. Gale