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Social Security

Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
In a new study , Chuck Blahous, who is a public trustee for Medicare and Social Security, concludes that the 2010 health law will add...
April 10, 2012Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Why do we bother with government trust funds? As the Senate’s just-passed highway bill proved yet again, Congress is turning these funds into little more...
March 16, 2012Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
We’ve all seen the articles in Forbes, Kiplingers , or U.S. News trumpeting the best states to live in retirement. A key measure for them...
February 9, 2012Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
After much anguish, Congress finally extended this year’s payroll tax cut for two more months. The final bill passed in nearly empty chambers a couple...
December 28, 2011Roberton C. Williams
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
House Republicans are right about one thing at least: Extending this year’s payroll tax cut for two months is ridiculous. The trouble is they are...
December 20, 2011Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
The fate of The Temporary Payroll Tax Cut Continuation Act of 2011 remains uncertain. But thanks to a carefully crafted technical change to the current...
December 19, 2011Roberton C. Williams
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
When Congress finally extends the payroll tax cut that is due to expire in a few weeks, it may also be taking another step down...
December 8, 2011Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Should Congress extend and expand the payroll tax cut it first passed a year ago? In a bizarre but not unexpected role reversal, Democrats insist...
November 29, 2011Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Want to know what the Great Budget Debate of 2011 is really about? Ask Congressional Budget Office director Doug Elmendorf (who was a Tax Policy...
September 15, 2011Howard Gleckman
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
Texas Governor Rick Perry is being rightly criticized for his loony claims about Social Security in last night’s GOP presidential debate. But what troubles me...
September 8, 2011Howard Gleckman