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Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
I spent this morning at one of those Washington institutions: the budget roundtable. Today’s (at the Aspen Institute) gave me a chance to pose a...
May 17, 2011Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Want to know why caps on federal spending will never work? Just take a look at proposed Medicare vouchers that are included in the House-passed...
May 10, 2011Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
I hate budget caps. They are arbitrary and beg to be gamed. It is irresponsible to make one that is absolutely unbreakable, even in the...
May 3, 2011Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
The other day, I blogged on the necessity of increasing the debt limit. And I got a remarkable response: The tea party and others on...
April 26, 2011Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Now that you’re done filling out your 1040, the White House wants you to know where your tax dollars are going. Its Federal Taxpayer Receipt...
April 19, 2011Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
As my TPC colleague Howard Gleckman noted , there's a lot of euphemizing in the bevy of recent letters calling on our elected leaders to...
April 1, 2011Donald Marron