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Deficit

Individual Taxes: TaxVox
When Congress finally extends the payroll tax cut that is due to expire in a few weeks, it may also be taking another step down...
December 8, 2011Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
To the surprise of few , Congress’ super committee is on the brink of failure--unable to agree on $1.2 trillion in budget savings as required...
November 21, 2011Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Is the Congress’ deficit super committee making progress? That depends on your definition of progress, I suppose. The good news is that Republicans are increasingly...
November 10, 2011Howard Gleckman
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
Texas Gov. Rick Perry says he wants to cut taxes for everyone and balance the budget. It's probably impossible to do both. Sadly, Perry’s new...
November 1, 2011Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
As the economic coordinator of the Treasury study that led to Tax Reform Act of 1986, I've always found it fascinating to read and listen...
October 20, 2011C. Eugene Steuerle
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
Conservatives like to say that President Obama has been responsible for massive tax increases. It is wonderful rhetoric that plays to the big tax image...
October 4, 2011Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Want to know what the Great Budget Debate of 2011 is really about? Ask Congressional Budget Office director Doug Elmendorf (who was a Tax Policy...
September 15, 2011Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Given Washington’s endless partisan nastiness—and thanks to some updated estimates by the Congressional Budget Office--it seems like a good time to revisit an old idea:...
September 1, 2011Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Here’s a quick multiple choice quiz about the Gang of Six’s new budget proposal. Over the next ten years, would the proposal: a. Cut taxes...
July 20, 2011Donald Marron
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
The Senate’s bipartisan on again/off again Gang of Six has proposed an ambitious tax and spending package that closely follows the plan offered six months...
July 20, 2011Howard Gleckman