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Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Is the Congress’ deficit super committee making progress? That depends on your definition of progress, I suppose. The good news is that Republicans are increasingly...
November 10, 2011Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
On Nov. 2, TaxVox reported on a new Joint Committee on Taxation study on whether it is possible to reduce the corporate tax rate to...
November 6, 2011Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
A wonderfully-titled new paper —The Tragedy of the Carrots—by Boston College law professor Brian Galle got me thinking about Solyndra, the failed solar panel company...
October 11, 2011Howard Gleckman
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
PolitiFact’s Lou Jacobson recently pointed me to a blog post by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor complaining that President Obama’s proposal to limit itemized deductions...
September 30, 2011Roberton C. Williams
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
It turns out that President Obama’s plan to limit the benefit of itemized deductions is much more than that. Not only would it reduce tax...
September 13, 2011Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
It has become fashionable (I am happy to say) for politicians to talk about ending or at least scaling back tax subsidies . But pols...
August 24, 2011Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Sooner or later, Congress will realize it needs new revenues to help balance the budget, and trimming tax subsidies is the way to get them...
August 11, 2011Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
What will the debt deal mean for the future of tax reform? Sadly, nothing good. The budget agreement is, for tax reformers, a huge disappointment...
August 2, 2011Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
The Senate’s bipartisan on again/off again Gang of Six has proposed an ambitious tax and spending package that closely follows the plan offered six months...
July 20, 2011Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Give Sen. Tom Coburn(R-OK) credit. In a city where obfuscation and misdirection are the coin of the realm, the conservative Republican lets you know exactly...
July 19, 2011Howard Gleckman