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mortgage interest deduction

Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Housing industry lobbyists often make the case that, whatever you think of the mortgage interest deduction, now would be a terrible time to eliminate or...
March 28, 2013Howard Gleckman
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
House Budget Committee Chair Paul Ryan (R-WI) has proposed a controversial plan to balance the budget in 10 years , entirely by cutting planned spending...
March 12, 2013Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) has created quite a stir with his estimates that every household below the poverty level receives an average of $168-a-day (or...
February 26, 2013Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Upward mobility has been a foundation of America’s self-image since the 18 th century. If you work hard enough, nothing can stop you from getting...
July 19, 2012Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
When we talk about the federal budget, we usually rely on the government’s official definition of “spending” which is to say the amount of money...
March 26, 2012Howard Gleckman
State and Local Issues: TaxVox
What would fundamental changes in the federal tax code mean for state and local governments? Would it limit their ability to raise or borrow money?...
February 7, 2012Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
It turns out that President Obama’s plan to limit the benefit of itemized deductions is much more than that. Not only would it reduce tax...
September 13, 2011Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
It has become fashionable (I am happy to say) for politicians to talk about ending or at least scaling back tax subsidies . But pols...
August 24, 2011Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
As my Tax Policy Center colleague Donald Marron noted the other day, trying to sort through the various baselines in the Gang of Six’s bipartisan...
July 22, 2011Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Give Sen. Tom Coburn(R-OK) credit. In a city where obfuscation and misdirection are the coin of the realm, the conservative Republican lets you know exactly...
July 19, 2011Howard Gleckman