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A great deal of government spending is hidden in the federal tax code in the form of deductions, credits, and other preferences preferences that seem like they let taxpayers keep their own money, but are actually spending in disguise.

June 28, 2011
Donald Marron
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In a contribution to the Christian Science Monitor, Donald Marron argues that the ongoing public discussion of a default poses a major threat to U.S. financial markets.

June 27, 2011
Donald Marron
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In a contribution to the Christian Science Monitor, Donald Marron discusses the hundreds of billions of dollars in spending plans that masquerade as tax breaks, and why these provisions need greater scrutiny.

May 24, 2011
Donald Marron
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In a contribution to the Christian Science Monitor, Donald Marron discusses America's renewed concern about defense spending in light of US military action in Libya.

April 18, 2011
Donald Marron
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In a contribution to the Christian Science Monitor, Donald Marron discusses the recent Supreme Court ruling that state tax breaks are different from spending programs, but the effect of each is the same

April 15, 2011
Donald Marron
Research report

Tax expenditures are getting increased scrutiny from budget hawks and tax reformers. New Treasury estimates, released as part of President Obamas recent budget, indicate that these tax preferences will reduce individual and corporate income tax revenues by almost $1.1 trillion in 2011. Those...

March 30, 2011
Donald Marron
Research report

President Obama's 2012 Budget contains a number of tax provisions that would cut taxes for low- and middle-income households and raise taxes on wealthier taxpayers. This resource guide describes the tax proposals, offers more detailed commentary on key provisions, and links to tables showing the...

March 28, 2011
Benjamin H. HarrisElaine MaagDonald MarronJames R. NunnsJoseph RosenbergKim S. RuebenEric ToderRoberton C. Williams
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In a contribution to the CNNMoney.com, Donald Marron discusses the urgent need to reverse the federal deficit and reform the tax code.

March 22, 2011
Donald Marron
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In a contribution to the Christian Science Monitor, Donald Marron rethinks the government's participation in mortgage markets.

March 15, 2011
Donald Marron

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