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Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
President Obama today urged Congress to extend the 2001/2003 tax cuts for households making $250,000 or less and insisted lawmakers let those provisions expire for...
July 9, 2012Howard Gleckman
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
Over the past week or so, Bill Clinton, Larry Summers, and Glenn Hubbard have all made the same suggestion: Congress should extend all of the...
June 7, 2012Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
By now, you know the great taxmageddon story: At the end of the year, a lame duck Congress and a new or newly re-elected president...
May 24, 2012Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Listening to Barack Obama and John Boehner over the past few days put me in mind of two testosterone-addled 22-year olds preparing for a bar...
May 17, 2012Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
The budget proposal House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) released last week is, essentially, an effort to have low- and middle-class households bear the...
March 27, 2012William G. Gale
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
The least popular Congress in memory is back. I, personally, am thrilled. After a year in which lawmakers did almost nothing besides (barely) keeping the...
January 17, 2012Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
In two days, 53 targeted tax breaks will, officially at least, die. By the congressional Joint Committee on Taxation’s count , that’s the number of...
December 29, 2011Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Welcome to Tax Vox’s fifth annual Lump of Coal Award recognizing 2011’s ten worst moments in fiscal policy. It is hard to imagine so much...
December 22, 2011Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
To the surprise of few , Congress’ super committee is on the brink of failure--unable to agree on $1.2 trillion in budget savings as required...
November 21, 2011Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Given Washington’s endless partisan nastiness—and thanks to some updated estimates by the Congressional Budget Office--it seems like a good time to revisit an old idea:...
September 1, 2011Howard Gleckman