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Social Security

Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
The fate of The Temporary Payroll Tax Cut Continuation Act of 2011 remains uncertain. But thanks to a carefully crafted technical change to the current...
December 19, 2011Roberton C. Williams
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
When Congress finally extends the payroll tax cut that is due to expire in a few weeks, it may also be taking another step down...
December 8, 2011Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Should Congress extend and expand the payroll tax cut it first passed a year ago? In a bizarre but not unexpected role reversal, Democrats insist...
November 29, 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
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
Texas Governor Rick Perry is being rightly criticized for his loony claims about Social Security in last night’s GOP presidential debate. But what troubles me...
September 8, 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
Should Congress use a new measure of inflation to index the tax code? It sounds awfully technical—and it is—but shifting to what most economists believe...
July 7, 2011Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Social Security has two obvious problems. While the system is not “broke,” as some insist, it will have only enough money to provide future retirees...
June 21, 2011Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
I spent this morning at one of those Washington institutions: the budget roundtable. Today’s (at the Aspen Institute) gave me a chance to pose a...
May 17, 2011Howard Gleckman