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Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Yes, political conventions are costly anachronisms. But, with patience and time, one can learn quite a lot about a political party by watching, or reading,...
August 31, 2012Howard Gleckman
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
As politicians and their allies look for ways to finance tax rate cuts, a surprising option is getting a great deal of attention among conservatives:...
August 28, 2012Howard Gleckman
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
In the recent contretemps over Mitt Romney’s tax plan, some Romney partisans have asserted that the Massachusetts governor’s revenue plank mimics the tax elements of...
August 9, 2012Howard Gleckman
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
The Tax Policy Center’s latest research report went viral last week, drawing attention in the presidential campaign and sparking a constructive discussion of the practical...
August 8, 2012Donald Marron
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
A new paper by Brookings Institution scholars and Tax Policy Center colleagues Bill Gale, Adam Looney, and Samuel Brown is generating lots of media buzz...
August 2, 2012Howard Gleckman
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
Here’s a word association game: I say tax-exempt public charity. You say house of worship, soup kitchen, or university. You probably don’t think about secret...
July 26, 2012Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
In the strange alchemy of Washington, Congress can magically turn a tax increase into a tax cut. And to make it happen, all it has...
July 17, 2012Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
It won’t be impossible for pay for substantial individual tax rate reductions by cutting tax expenditures. But it will be very, very hard. The challenges...
July 10, 2012Howard Gleckman
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
President Obama today urged Congress to extend the 2001/2003 tax cuts for households making $250,000 or less and insisted lawmakers let those provisions expire for...
July 9, 2012Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Have you noticed that as the details of the tough budget reform proposed by Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles fade into memory, more politicians are...
June 26, 2012Howard Gleckman