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Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
President Obama and administration officials have offered two different revenue targets for the fiscal cliff debate: $1 trillion and $1.6 trillion (sometimes reported as $1.5...
November 16, 2012Donald Marron
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
At his press conference yesterday , President Obama said it is nearly impossible to raise taxes on the wealthy (a key piece of his fiscal...
November 15, 2012Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
You can tell when Congress and the President have tough choices to make. That’s when they trot out the euphemisms—all aimed at making what they...
November 13, 2012Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
So the dance begins. President Obama, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), and various other lawmakers are starting to lay down their markers as they look...
November 9, 2012Howard Gleckman
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
Barack Obama has pulled off the easy part. He got re-elected. Now, he faces a second term full of painful choices. You could see it...
November 7, 2012Howard Gleckman
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
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
With the presidential campaign finally reaching a soggy finish, TaxVox is taking a final pre-election look at the tax policies of Barack Obama and Mitt...
October 29, 2012Howard Gleckman
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
After all the promises and finger-pointing, the presidential campaign is nearly over. But since the race has shed more heat than light on how each...
October 25, 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
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