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Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Politicians and pundits constantly debate the size of government. Is it big or small? Growing or shrinking? You might hope these simple questions have simple...
July 31, 2012Donald Marron
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
It won’t be impossible for pay for substantial individual tax rate reductions by cutting tax expenditures. But it will be very, very hard. The challenges...
July 10, 2012Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
A House panel today began what could be the beginning of a remarkable exercise: It is reviewing the merits of dozens of expiring tax provisions...
April 26, 2012Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
This afternoon, I moderated an interesting Tax Policy Center panel on taxing the rich. With the Senate about to debate a Buffett tax on millionaires,...
April 12, 2012Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
The tax code is chock full of credits, deductions, deferrals, exclusions, exemptions, and preferential rates. Taken together, such tax preferences will total almost $1.3 trillion...
April 9, 2012Donald Marron
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
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
No surprise here, but the tax cuts in Paul Ryan’s 2013 budget plan would result in huge benefits for high-income people and very modest—or no—...
March 23, 2012Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Republicans like to say President Obama is a chronic, unrepentant tax-raiser. Obama himself used to say he was a tax-cutter but now touts himself as...
March 21, 2012Roberton C. Williams
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
I am weary of mystery meat. The latest serving was dished out today by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI), who released a fiscal...
March 20, 2012Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Mitt Romney has proposed massive new tax cuts and promised to balance the federal budget. How will he achieve these seemingly contradictory goals? For now,...
March 8, 2012Howard Gleckman