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Business Taxes: TaxVox
The Wall Street Journal reported this morning (paywall) that Exxon, the world’s largest producer of fossil fuels, is actively lobbying for a carbon tax. Yes,...
June 30, 2016Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Pardon me for being confused. Two weeks ago, voters turned the Senate and several state houses over to Republicans and increased the GOP majority in the House. Now, in a new Wall Street Journal -NBC News pol l, (firewall) Americans have firmly embraced—a Democratic agenda. They want more government
November 20, 2014Howard 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: The tax exemption for municipal bonds. Mitt Romney’s economic adviser Glenn Hubbard, The Wall Street Journal editorial page, and the American
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 the deficit reduction plan proposed in 2010 by Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson, the chairs of President Obama’s deficit fiscal
August 9, 2012Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
In a revealing interview with Steve Moore of The Wall Street Journal , Representative Michele Bachmann(R-MN) called for repealing taxes on capital gains. She also said she strongly believes that everyone should pay some income tax. This got me wondering: What would happen to the number of non-
June 16, 2011Howard Gleckman