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Business Taxes: TaxVox
In the run-up to next week’s congressional elections, Republicans are saying that if they win control of the Senate, they will try to pass business tax reform as part of an ambitious “we can get things done" agenda. Is there any possibility that a GOP-controlled Congress could rewrite the business
October 28, 2014Howard Gleckman
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
House and Senate budget negotiators have reached what can only be called a temporary fiscal truce—if they can convince their congressional colleagues to accept it. House Budget Committee Chair Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Senate Budget Committee Chair Patty Murray (D-WA) hammered out a lowest-common-
December 11, 2013Howard Gleckman
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
The Senate Democrats’ budget, like the House version, rips unfair and inefficient tax preferences that litter the revenue code. But the tax provisions of the Senate budget, which is being debated on the floor today, raise at least two big problems: They see flaws in only in those tax expenditures
March 21, 2013Howard Gleckman
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
If their leaders’ public statements are to be believed, the fiscal chasm between the political parties is widening. And it is hard to see how it can be bridged. Congressional Democrats and Republicans have agreed to put off the next budget crisis for a month or so. This is a good thing, especially
January 24, 2013Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
In the strange alchemy of Washington, Congress can magically turn a tax increase into a tax cut. And to make it happen, all it has to do is…nothing. Yesterday, Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) told an audience at the Brookings Institution that she would prefer to let the government tumble over the
July 17, 2012Howard Gleckman