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Rick Santorum

Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Even in its early stages, the 2016 presidential race looks like it will be remembered for two depressing superlatives. The candidates will spend more money than ever before, and they will promise more costly give-aways than any politicians in history. We’ll save the campaign finance story for
October 20, 2015Howard Gleckman
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
Republican Presidential candidates say--all the time--that they hate budget deficits. A linchpin of each of their campaigns is a promise to slash government and eliminate the deficit and the national debt. So which one of them would accomplish this ambitious goal? According to a new analysis from
February 23, 2012Howard Gleckman
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
Here’s what I love about President Obama’s Framework for Business Tax Reform : His diagnosis of the problem is spot on. In just a few pages, the Treasury Department does a marvelous job describing what’s wrong with the way the U.S. taxes business. Anybody interested in understanding why the tax
February 22, 2012Howard Gleckman
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
Rick Santorum, who may have won the Iowa caucuses after all, favors a huge broad-based tax cut that would massively increase the budget deficit. According to new estimates by my colleagues at the Tax Policy Center, the former Pennsylvania senator would cut taxes for nearly all households making $40
January 19, 2012Howard Gleckman
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
With Rick Santorum surging in Iowa, it is a good time to take a look at his tax agenda . While his revenue plan has received almost no attention, it plays a major role in his “faith, family and freedom” campaign. His playbook: lower rates for individuals and corporations, substantially cut taxes on
January 3, 2012Howard Gleckman