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Social Security

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
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Now that we’ve had a few days to absorb the debt limit agreement signed by President Obama on Aug. 2, it might be useful to...
August 4, 2011Howard Gleckman