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tax increases

Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
Is Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden proposing to raise taxes on low- and middle-income households? He emphatically says no. President Trump and his allies say...
September 1, 2020Howard Gleckman
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
Excluding tax hikes to fund Medicare for All, Sanders would boost federal revenue by about 3.6 percent of gross domestic product.
March 19, 2020Howard Gleckman
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
Former Vice President Joe Biden would raise taxes by nearly $4 trillion over the next decade, about 1.5 percent of gross domestic product.
March 5, 2020Howard Gleckman
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
When was the last time a presidential candidate promised to raise taxes?
December 9, 2019Howard Gleckman
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
George H.W. Bush probably gave a thousand speeches in his life. But many people remember just six words.
December 5, 2018Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
House Democrats are developing new rules to govern their legislative deliberations when they take control of the House in January. One is awful.
November 30, 2018Howard 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
The US—with a projected 2018 federal budget deficit of 4 percent of Gross Domestic Product and an economy running at close to full employment-- just...
February 22, 2018Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders both want to create ambitious new government programs to help middle-income families with medical and education costs and family leave. Both say they’d pay for those initiatives by raising taxes. But there is an important difference between them: Clinton would
January 12, 2016Howard Gleckman
: TaxVox
Everything is bigger in Texas, except tax relief for its low-income residents. Tax cuts are a sure bet in the Lone Star state this year, but it’s hard to provide tax relief to everybody without a state income tax. TPC’s Richard Auxier explains that Texas’ reliance on sales and property taxes makes
May 7, 2015Renu Zaretsky