We’re one month into 2021. There’s a pandemic, an economic slump, and a new president and vice president. Congress is considering another pandemic relief bill and may address new tax proposals too. And tax season starts next week. There’s no time like the present to ask my friends and family what they think about taxes!
Do deficits, or at least currently projected deficits, matter? It is an age-old question that’s going to get renewed attention in a Congress where Republicans have made no secret of their desire to cut government spending. Of course, cutting spending is not the same thing as reducing the deficit.