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Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Yes, you can have an ambitious domestic policy agenda and a nearly balanced budget. You can, at least, if you are a think tank and...
June 13, 2019Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
A Tale Of Two Economies: Comparing Trump’s Economic Forecast With CBO’s President Trump’s 2020 budget is based upon an extremely optimistic view of the nation’s...
March 13, 2019Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
In its annual budget update, the Congressional Budget Office projected yesterday that under current law the federal deficit is headed for $1 trillion by 2022...
January 29, 2019Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Back in the presidential campaign, candidate Donald Trump promised to eliminate the national debt in eight years. This goal was never plausible, even before Congress...
August 22, 2018Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
President Trump, who sees himself as the toughest guy in the room, is, along with his GOP allies in Congress, disarming the federal government’s ability...
February 14, 2018Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
President Trump and Congress are likely to consider an historically broad range of tax and spending changes over the next year. But they’ll be doing...
February 3, 2017Howard Gleckman
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
The Congressional Budget Office’s long term budget outlook is a curious document. On one hand, a 30-year fiscal forecast will almost certainly be wrong. But...
July 12, 2016Howard Gleckman
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
The folks over at the Committee for A Responsible Federal Budget have added up the cost of Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton’s policy platform and how she’d finance it. And, lo and behold, it looks like she’d actually pay for nearly all she wants to do. In contemporary American politics, this is nothing short of amazing.
May 3, 2016Howard Gleckman
: TaxVox
Is dynamic scoring ready for prime time? At a TPC-Hutchins Center program yesterday, backers and critics debated whether congressional scorekeepers should include macroeconomic effects of tax changes when doing a budget score. They disagreed, of course, but did agree that if the tool is used, it
January 27, 2015Renu Zaretsky
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Do deficits, or at least currently projected deficits, matter? It is an age-old question that’s going to get renewed attention in a Congress where Republicans have made no secret of their desire to cut government spending. Of course, cutting spending is not the same thing as reducing the deficit.
January 13, 2015Howard Gleckman