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Individual Taxes: TaxVox
On Friday, congressional Democrats released the results of a new analysis of base-broadening, rate-cutting tax reform by the Joint Committee on Taxation. For reformers everywhere...
October 15, 2012Howard Gleckman
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
You’ve probably heard claims that Mitt Romney wants to cut taxes by $5 trillion. Here are five things you should know about that figure: 1...
October 12, 2012Donald Marron
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Let’s say you are truly offended that 47 percent of Americans don’t pay income tax. Just complaining won't fix the problem. All those freeloaders are...
September 27, 2012Howard Gleckman
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
Yesterday, Kevin Hassett, an American Enterprise Institute economist and informal adviser to Mitt Romney, insisted that Romney would not raise taxes on low- and middle-income...
September 25, 2012Howard Gleckman
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
About that 47 percent: Let me introduce you to Andrea. When I met her a couple of years ago, she was a home health aide...
September 19, 2012Howard Gleckman
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
The percentage of Americans who don’t pay income tax is making headlines again. However, the story hasn’t changed since I blogged about it last year...
September 18, 2012Roberton C. Williams
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Yes, political conventions are costly anachronisms. But, with patience and time, one can learn quite a lot about a political party by watching, or reading,...
August 31, 2012Howard Gleckman
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
In a recent paper , we showed that any revenue-neutral tax reform that included Governor Romney’s specific tax cuts and that met his stated goal...
August 30, 2012Samuel BrownWilliam G. GaleAdam Looney
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Paul Ryan is often identified as a deficit hawk. And while he regularly talks about the importance of balanced budgets, that’s not what matters most...
August 14, 2012Howard Gleckman
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
In the recent contretemps over Mitt Romney’s tax plan, some Romney partisans have asserted that the Massachusetts governor’s revenue plank mimics the tax elements of...
August 9, 2012Howard Gleckman