Tax Policy Center

Bernie Sanders

Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
It’s time for Tax Vox to present its annual Lump of Coal Award for the worst tax idea of the year.
December 20, 2018Howard Gleckman
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Ro Khanna (D-CA) just introduced the ‘‘ Stop Bad Employers by Zeroing Out Subsidies Act ’’ (or Stop-BEZOS) that would punish...
September 7, 2018Leonard E. Burman
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and President Trump have more in common than either would likely admit. For example, both have grand, ambitious plans they cannot...
September 20, 2017Howard Gleckman
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
Taxes are just not a thing for Democrats in this election season. The most remarkable take-away from reading the tax plank of the 2016 Democratic...
July 26, 2016Howard Gleckman
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
Bernie Sanders, the democratic socialist Senator from Vermont, surprised almost everyone by waging a very strong campaign for President. However, it is now clear to...
June 16, 2016Leonard E. Burman
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
Sanders’s Domestic Program Would Help Most Households, But Add More Than $18 Trillion to the Debt. Most American families would receive new government benefits that would exceed their higher taxes under the domestic policy agenda of Democratic Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders. But even though
May 9, 2016Howard Gleckman
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
The folks over at the Committee for A Responsible Federal Budget have added up the cost of Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton’s policy platform and how she’d finance it. And, lo and behold, it looks like she’d actually pay for nearly all she wants to do. In contemporary American politics, this is nothing short of amazing.
May 3, 2016Howard Gleckman
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
It is only April and we have heard presidential candidates propose some of the biggest and most ambitious tax plans i n modern US history. Donald Trump is proposing the largest tax cut ever, and Ted Cruz is not far behind. Bernie Sanders has proposed the biggest tax increase since World War II. But
April 14, 2016Howard Gleckman
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
As you think about the ambitious tax ideas being proposed by this season’s presidential hopefuls, keep this in mind: Sometimes, far-reaching tax policy ideas outlive the candidacies of those who promote them. Long after their races are distant memories, ideas that opponents mock in the heat of an
April 8, 2016Howard Gleckman
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
My 11-year-old daughter and I were shopping for sneakers recently, and we wanted to stick to a budget. We found a pair she liked, and we liked the price, too. When I reminded her to add in Michigan’s 6 percent sales tax, she suggested, “They should tell you the sales tax on the price tag. The tax
April 6, 2016Renu Zaretsky