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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
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
We’ve all seen the articles in Forbes, Kiplingers , or U.S. News trumpeting the best states to live in retirement. A key measure for them...
February 9, 2012Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
On a day when Washington partisans couldn’t even figure out (yet again) how to keep the government running, Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) and House Budget...
December 15, 2011Howard Gleckman
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
There is lots we still don’t know about GOP presidential hopeful Rick Perry’s tax and budget plan . But I am pretty sure of one...
October 25, 2011Howard 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
When you get right down to it, the jobs plan President Obama proposed before a joint session of Congress last night was built on three...
September 9, 2011Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
The other day, I spent a few hours with some of Washington’s most experienced budget experts. The session was off-the-record, so I can’t tell you...
August 30, 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
Apparently nostalgic for recession, more than 100 House Republicans have proposed to cut federal spending by $550 billion in 2012. The Republican Study Committee (RSC)...
June 7, 2011Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
The House Republican plan to replace Medicare with vouchers could lower national health spending in only one of two ways: Either seniors would respond to...
May 31, 2011Howard Gleckman