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Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Given Washington’s endless partisan nastiness—and thanks to some updated estimates by the Congressional Budget Office--it seems like a good time to revisit an old idea:...
September 1, 2011Howard Gleckman
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
Of all the curious rhetoric floating around both Washington and the campaign trail, the strangest may be the demand of many Republicans that Congress raise...
August 25, 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
In some parallel universe, Congress and President Obama would respond to the stock market tumble, the S&P ratings downgrade, and growing public disgust at their...
August 8, 2011Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Now that we’ve had a few days to absorb the debt limit agreement signed by President Obama on Aug. 2, it might be useful to...
August 4, 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
Here’s a quick multiple choice quiz about the Gang of Six’s new budget proposal. Over the next ten years, would the proposal: a. Cut taxes...
July 20, 2011Donald Marron
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
In yesterday’s budget speech , President Obama said that one leg of his fiscal policy stool is “tax reform to cut about $1 trillion in...
April 14, 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
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
If we are going to make real progress on deficit reduction, politicians will, sooner or later, have to stop talking in code. The “adult conversation”...
March 31, 2011Howard Gleckman