Tax Policy Center

inflation

Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Changing the way government adjusts spending and taxes for inflation is one of those issues that continues to hang around the edges of the budget debate. Republicans and many economists argue for shifting to a more accurate inflation measure, called the chained Consumer Price Index (CPI). President
March 5, 2013Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner may be close to agreeing on a plan that, among other things, would revise the way government programs are adjusted for inflation. Most attention is focused on what this means for Social Security recipients . But the Tax Policy Center estimates that
December 18, 2012Howard Gleckman