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Doug Holtz-Eakin

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Wisconsin’s Paul Ryan will be House Ways & Means Chair for a while after all. The 2012 GOP Vice-Presidential nominee feels he is “ in a position to make a big difference ” and wants to remain on the tax-writing panel. Had he run for president in 2016, he would have had to give up his
January 13, 2015Renu Zaretsky
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
When Lyndon Johnson declared his War on Poverty 50 years ago this month, he could not have imagined how many battles would be fought through the Tax Code. In the ‘60s and early ‘70s, the safety net was built almost entirely on spending programs. Back then, policymakers created Medicare, Medicaid,
January 16, 2014Howard Gleckman
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 over the precipice in order to build the political consensus it needs to do a budget deal? To put it another way, will it take the fear of a
October 2, 2012Howard Gleckman
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
At the National Tax Association’s spring conference last week, former Congressional Budget Office Director Doug Holtz-Eakin laid out a path to tax reform in four simple, clear steps. Doug, who was also a top policy aide to the 2008 McCain for President campaign, was absolutely on point. And his
May 22, 2012Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
This afternoon, I moderated an interesting Tax Policy Center panel on taxing the rich. With the Senate about to debate a Buffett tax on millionaires, the timing couldn’t be better. Unfortunately for the White House, about the only thing the panelists agreed upon was that the Buffett tax is a
April 12, 2012Howard Gleckman