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Marco Rubio

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
The Challenges of Modeling Presidential Tax Plans The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget sponsored a fascinating discussion yesterday on estimating presidential candidate tax plans. My Tax Policy Center colleague Len Burman, Kyle Pomerleau of the Tax Foundation, and Bob McIntyre of Citizens
March 10, 2016Howard Gleckman
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
When the Tax Hound began its monthly investigations a year ago, we had the modest goal of making tax policy relevant to the every-day concerns of the average taxpayer. At the time, I was drunk with wonky excitement (if that’s possible). “We elect a new president in a year, and we can help make tax policy matter to the average voter! There’ll be candidate proposals, analyses of those plans… It’ll be great!”
March 1, 2016Renu Zaretsky
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Senator Marco Rubio would convert the income tax into a progressive consumption tax, an ambitious idea that would eliminate the income tax’s penalty on saving. However, a new Tax Policy Center analysis finds that Rubio’s version would slash federal tax revenues by $6.8 trillion over the next decade
February 10, 2016Howard Gleckman
: TaxVox
Bernie Sanders: Medicare, and tax increases, for all. The Democratic presidential hopeful proposed a $1.38 trillion universal health care plan and the tax hikes aimed to pay for it, just before Sunday’s Democratic debate. Sanders would impose a 2.2 percent income-based premium on all households,
January 19, 2016Renu Zaretsky
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
The presidential election is nearly a year away, but many candidates have already rolled out detailed tax reform plans. On the GOP side, we’ve seen proposals from Jeb Bush (the subject of a rigorous Tax Policy Center analysis ), Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, and Donald Trump, among others. Among Democrats
December 15, 2015Harvey Galper
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Sanders won’t raise the top rate to 90 percent. In their Saturday night debate, Democrats spent much of their time talking about foreign policy, terrorism, and Wall Street. But there were a few tax-related sound bites. Perhaps the most interesting: Bernie Sanders said he would not raise the top
November 16, 2015Renu Zaretsky
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Last night’s GOP presidential debates ( here’s a transcript of the main event) highlighted some important tax policy contrasts among the candidates. One thought refundable credits are conservative economic policy while another did not. Nearly all would preserve deductions for mortgage interest and
November 11, 2015Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Even in its early stages, the 2016 presidential race looks like it will be remembered for two depressing superlatives. The candidates will spend more money than ever before, and they will promise more costly give-aways than any politicians in history. We’ll save the campaign finance story for
October 20, 2015Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
My husband and I started our family in 2005. We both worked full-time: He for a large multinational corporation, and I for a small nonprofit. My employer offered 12 weeks of unpaid family leave , even though it was too small to be covered under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Our family
October 7, 2015Renu Zaretsky