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Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
Texas Governor Rick Perry, the latest entrant in the GOP presidential sweepstakes, swaggers into the race as the very personification of a low-tax, small-government, Lone...
August 16, 2011Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Taxpayers who took the 2008 tax credit for new homebuyers were unhappy when Congress made the credit much more generous in 2009 . People who...
July 29, 2011Roberton C. Williams
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
Should Congress use a new measure of inflation to index the tax code? It sounds awfully technical—and it is—but shifting to what most economists believe...
July 7, 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
Will Donald Trump bring Barack Obama’s birth certificate to the Royal wedding? I have no idea, but now that I’ve made our Web optimization folks...
April 28, 2011Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
The deduction for interest on home mortgages may be the most beloved of all tax subsidies. A politician needs only to muse about repealing or...
March 1, 2011Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
The latest Republican talking point is that President Obama is “punting” on his fiscal responsibilities by not proposing deep cuts in Medicare and Social Security...
February 22, 2011Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
A recent column in the Christian Science Monitor (first appeared here ): America's tax system is broken. It's needlessly complex, economically harmful, and often unfair...
February 18, 2011Donald Marron
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Here’s a quick multiple choice quiz about President Obama’s new budget. Over the next ten years, would the budget: a. Increase taxes by $819 billion...
February 15, 2011Donald Marron