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Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
With 10 days to go until the dreaded sequester—the automatic across-the-board spending cuts that most lawmakers profess to hate—the Washington drama machine is starting to...
February 19, 2013Howard Gleckman
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
Can the income tax fund the government we seem to want? Probably not. Will lawmakers create a revenue system that will? Not anytime soon. That...
February 5, 2013Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
If income tax deductions are capped or limited—an idea that often comes up in the debate over both the fiscal cliff and long-run tax reform—the...
December 5, 2012Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
The Congressional Budget Office’s summer budget update charts two undesirable paths for the nation’s economic and fiscal health next year. Call them Gloom and Doom...
August 23, 2012Roberton C. Williams
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
In a new study , Chuck Blahous, who is a public trustee for Medicare and Social Security, concludes that the 2010 health law will add...
April 10, 2012Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Paul Ryan may not have intended it, but his 2013 budget is the strongest argument I’ve seen for why any serious fiscal plan must include...
March 22, 2012Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
The other day, I criticized the unwillingness of Congress to finance the latest extension of the payroll tax cut. Since that blog, the Congressional Budget...
February 21, 2012Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Want to know what the Great Budget Debate of 2011 is really about? Ask Congressional Budget Office director Doug Elmendorf (who was a Tax Policy...
September 15, 2011Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Now that we’ve had a few days to absorb the debt limit agreement signed by President Obama on Aug. 2, it might be useful to...
August 4, 2011Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
What will the debt deal mean for the future of tax reform? Sadly, nothing good. The budget agreement is, for tax reformers, a huge disappointment...
August 2, 2011Howard Gleckman