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Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
When we talk about the federal budget, we usually rely on the government’s official definition of “spending” which is to say the amount of money...
March 26, 2012Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
No surprise here, but the tax cuts in Paul Ryan’s 2013 budget plan would result in huge benefits for high-income people and very modest—or no—...
March 23, 2012Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Republicans like to say President Obama is a chronic, unrepentant tax-raiser. Obama himself used to say he was a tax-cutter but now touts himself as...
March 21, 2012Roberton C. Williams
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
I am weary of mystery meat. The latest serving was dished out today by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI), who released a fiscal...
March 20, 2012Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Mitt Romney has proposed massive new tax cuts and promised to balance the federal budget. How will he achieve these seemingly contradictory goals? For now,...
March 8, 2012Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
The Tax Policy Center has updated its analysis of Mitt Romney’s platform to reflect his proposed new tax cuts. And the result: Lower taxes for...
March 1, 2012Howard Gleckman
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
Mitt Romney has added a new plank to his campaign tax platform : Cut all ordinary tax rates by a fifth. That would bring the...
February 23, 2012Roberton C. Williams
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
On Tuesday, I testified before the Senate Finance Committee at a hearing titled “ Extenders and Tax Reform: Seeking Long-Term Solutions .” I was already...
February 2, 2012Rosanne Altshuler
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
In two days, 53 targeted tax breaks will, officially at least, die. By the congressional Joint Committee on Taxation’s count , that’s the number of...
December 29, 2011Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
In the back-and-forth over deficit reduction on Capitol Hill, Republicans have floated the idea of cutting individual tax rates by 20 percent across the board...
November 15, 2011Howard Gleckman