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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
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
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
I spent lunchtime today moderating a thoroughly discouraging Urban Institute panel discussion on the fiscal cliff. The consensus of the speakers—all highly-regarded budget experts—was that...
January 8, 2013Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Everyone trying to sort out the fiscal cliff deal is getting hopelessly tangled in budget baselines. Are taxes going up? Or are they going down?...
January 3, 2013Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
In the end, it looks like Congress isn’t even going to kick the fiscal can down the road. Assuming the House passes the deal agreed...
January 1, 2013Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
TaxVox proudly presents its 2012 Lump of Coal awards, Thelma and Louise edition, for the worst fiscal policy ideas of the year. The winners are:...
December 24, 2012Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Despite the ideological hype over revenue increases for the upper-income taxpayers and restricting itemized tax deductions, almost all the considered changes will tackle only a...
December 7, 2012C. Eugene Steuerle
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Congress and President Obama can't agree on much, but they agree on this: Congress must preserve what they persist in calling middle-class tax cuts. As...
November 26, 2012Howard Gleckman