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William G. Gale

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Tax reform ideas played an important role in the recent Presidential election. Republican candidate Mitt Romney proposed large tax cuts and other changes that he said could be part of a revenue-neutral tax reform that also retained low rates on savings and investment and would not raise taxes on...

November 6, 2012
Samuel BrownWilliam G. GaleAdam Looney
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We present new estimates of the budget outlook, incorporating the latest projections by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). Even with the economy recovering fully by 2018, current policy will result in deficits close to $9 trillion (4.5 percent of GDP) over the next decade, with the debt-to-...

October 10, 2012
Alan J. AuerbachWilliam G. Gale
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In a contribution to Real Clear Markets, Bill Gale discusses the debate over Romney's tax plan.

October 7, 2012
William G. Gale
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In a contribution to CNN.com, Bill Gale discusses the some of the details of Romney's tax plan.

October 4, 2012
William G. Gale
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As Mitt Romney recently noted, about 47 percent of U.S. households do not pay federal income taxes. Some see this as evidence of a welfare state run amok. Others think that gimmicks and loopholes let both rich and poor Americans duck their taxes. This commentary corrects some misconceptions...

September 24, 2012
William G. GaleDonald Marron
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A recent TPC paper examined tradeoffs among revenues, progressivity and tax rates in tax reform. It concluded that, under certain assumptions, any revenue-neutral plan along the lines Governor Romney has outlined would reduce taxes for high-income households, thus requiring higher taxes on other...

August 16, 2012
Samuel BrownWilliam G. GaleAdam Looney
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This paper examines the tradeoffs among three competing goals that are inherent in a revenue-neutral income tax reformmaintaining tax revenues, ensuring a progressive tax system, and lowering marginal tax ratesdrawing on the example of the tax policies advanced in presidential candidate Mitt...

August 1, 2012
Samuel BrownWilliam G. GaleAdam Looney
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In a contribution to the Real Clear Markets, Bill Gale discusses the "fiscal cliff" facing the U.S. economy.

July 25, 2012
William G. Gale
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In a contribution to the CNN.com, Bill Gale discusses Obama's proposal to extend the Bush-era income tax cuts.

July 12, 2012
William G. Gale

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