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Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
In July 2000, under immense pressure from President Clinton, the Israeli government made Yasser Arafat a remarkable offer: It would recognize a Palestinian state that...
July 12, 2011Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
"What's in a name? That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet." William Shakespeare If I understand correctly, Congressional...
June 30, 2011Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Republicans are demanding a deficit-reduction package that’s entirely spending cuts. Democrats insist that revenues must also be included. Are these positions completely irreconcilable? Not if...
June 29, 2011Donald Marron
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
A majority of Senate Republicans yesterday took a symbolic but hugely important vote to eliminate $6 billion in tax subsidies for the production of ethanol...
June 15, 2011Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
I spent this morning at one of those Washington institutions: the budget roundtable. Today’s (at the Aspen Institute) gave me a chance to pose a...
May 17, 2011Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
I’m preparing a presentation on our tax system for a group of visiting foreign tax officials and they wanted to know how responsibilities are divided...
May 16, 2011Leonard E. Burman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Want to know why caps on federal spending will never work? Just take a look at proposed Medicare vouchers that are included in the House-passed...
May 10, 2011Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Would you rather get a tax cut of $1,000 or $1.4 million? I thought so. Would you change your answer if taking the smaller tax...
May 5, 2011Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
“We have met the enemy and he is us,” said the cartoonist Walt Kelly. He was talking about preserving the environment, but he could have...
April 6, 2011Howard Gleckman