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Economy

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
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
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Politicians and pundits constantly debate the size of government. Is it big or small? Growing or shrinking? You might hope these simple questions have simple...
July 31, 2012Donald Marron
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
If we are going to reduce the medium- and long-deficit, new tax revenues must be part of the solution. And those taxes must be progressive...
January 23, 2012William G. Gale
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Last December, Congress replaced the two-year-old Making Work Pay tax credit (MWP) with this year’s payroll tax cut. That change cut taxes for higher-income workers,...
December 5, 2011Roberton C. Williams
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
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
There has been a lot of talk in Washington recently about “job-killing tax increases.” Raising taxes, the argument goes, would lead businesses to hire fewer...
July 15, 2011Roberton C. Williams
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Last week , I argued that Governor Tim Pawlenty’s aspiration for 5% economic growth over a full decade, is implausible since the United States has...
June 15, 2011Donald Marron