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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
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
When Mitt Romney talks about his plan for tax reform, he is very careful to say two things: He wants to cut tax rates, and...
June 19, 2012Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Yesterday, Mitt Romney laid out what his campaign said was his vision for health reform . Today, he followed that up with a talk on...
June 14, 2012Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Yesterday, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT), who rarely gives public speeches, laid out his agenda for tax reform. Just for fun, I compared...
June 12, 2012Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Today I had the chance to testify before the Select Revenue Measures Subcommittee of the House Ways and Means Committee about a perennial challenge, the...
June 8, 2012Donald Marron