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Senior Fellow Eugene Steuerle argues that there are advantages to the administration's USA account proposal. It would attempt to use some general revenues to fortify and build up the private pension system. He concludes that with luck, it would develop and reinforce better saving patterns by...

May 31, 1999
C. Eugene Steuerle
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Senior Fellow Eugene Steuerle argues that the fatal flaw in the administration's strategy behind its private pension proposal is that it is not integrated either with social security reform or with further reform of the private pension system. Accordingly, if adopted as proposed, USA accounts...

June 7, 1999
C. Eugene Steuerle
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Senior Fellow Eugene Steuerle comments on the apparent demise of the Clinton Administrations USA proposal, and examines its pros and cons.

May 24, 1999
C. Eugene Steuerle
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This paper raises a number of concerns about various options and offers a number of examples of ways to slow the growth of Medicare spending.

December 1, 1995
Marilyn MoonLen NicholsKorbin LiuGenevieve M. KenneyMargaret B. SulvettaStephen Zuckerman
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In this third part of the series, we look at the conservatives' approach to the tax expenditure budget.

June 14, 2002
C. Eugene Steuerle
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[ Brookings Institution] President Bush's new tax plan is an answer in search of a question. It would provide little short-term stimulus. It seems unlikely to provide much of a long-term boost to growth or jobs. It is an incomplete way to reform corporate taxes. It would not boost investor...

January 8, 2003
William G. Gale
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Both the president and members of Congress have expressed strong political desire to appear to be "doing something" about the past recession and the current unemployment rate. This sentiment cuts across political parties and between the executive and congressional branches of government. In...

January 27, 2003
C. Eugene Steuerle
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It happens every time. An administration puts forward an economic package, and then suggests all the wonderful things it is going to do for the economy and for the public. Few costs. Few trade-offs. Win-win. Then opponents start picking apart the pieces. But then they play the same game. We can...

February 10, 2003
C. Eugene Steuerle
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Dynamic score-keeping -- the recording of budget feedback effects as people react to government actions such as tax cuts -- is a hot topic again, fueled in part by the recent release of a Congressional Budget Office study of the revenue effects of the president's tax proposals. The topic is also...

April 7, 2003
C. Eugene Steuerle
Research report

The Bush Administration's budget includes a chapter entitled "The Real Fiscal Danger," which highlights the projected imbalances in Social Security and Medicare. Ironically, the budget does not include any specific steps to eliminate or even reduce those imbalances. It does, however, propose...

April 21, 2003
William G. GalePeter Orszag