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Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
If the White House wanted to attract attention to its final budget , it could not have picked a worse day to make it public. With official Washington obsessed with today’s New Hampshire primary, the 2017 budget barely caused a ripple. In case there was any question about its fate on Capitol Hill,
February 8, 2016Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
A group of 28 Senate Democrats has proposed a major new energy bill that includes what they call significant reforms in the dozens of tax breaks aimed at encouraging the production and use of clean energy. I’ll let real energy policy experts speak to the broader bill, but the tax provisions are
September 21, 2015Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
GOP presidential candidates are blasting President Obama for not lowering the price of gasoline. Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) doesn’t stop there. He claims Obama is deliberately driving prices to $4 a gallon. He’s not. But he should. In an election year, Obama may be the last guy who wants gas prices
March 13, 2012Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
In two days, 53 targeted tax breaks will, officially at least, die. By the congressional Joint Committee on Taxation’s count , that’s the number of temporary tax subsidies that are due to expire on December 31. They’ve become known as the extenders , which sounds like the name of a wonky rock band
December 29, 2011Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
A wonderfully-titled new paper —The Tragedy of the Carrots—by Boston College law professor Brian Galle got me thinking about Solyndra, the failed solar panel company that has become something of a poster child for botched industrial policy. By now, you probably know Solyndra’s sad tale . The firm
October 11, 2011Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Last week I had the opportunity to testify before two Ways and Means subcommittees--Select Revenue Measures and Oversight--about the way our tax system is used as a tool of energy policy. Here are my opening remarks. You can find my full testimony here . As you know, our tax system is desperately
September 29, 2011Donald Marron
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Give Sen. Tom Coburn(R-OK) credit. In a city where obfuscation and misdirection are the coin of the realm, the conservative Republican lets you know exactly where he stands. While most of his party remains mired in its “job-killing tax increase” rhetoric, Coburn has no misgivings about eliminating
July 19, 2011Howard Gleckman