Topic: Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center
Congress made a deal to avoid an FAA shutdown. The next deadlines involving spending and government debt will be harder.
09/22/2011 11:41 am
The debt limit debate allows politicians to grandstand on fiscal responsibility. But the debt limit doesn't control how much America borrows. Congress does.
07/18/2011 10:17 am
The US is the only major economy where leaders talk openly about the potential of default. It's dangerous because financial markets would punish the US with high interest rates if traders believed the US would default.
06/23/2011 12:56 pm
Sen. Tom Coburn's bid to end tax subsidies for ethanol failed. But the measure got 34 GOP votes, suggesting that many Republicans are open to eliminating tax breaks to trim the deficit.
06/14/2011 09:58 pm
Many tax breaks are government spending by another name. But tax breaks don't get the scrutiny that direct spending does.
05/24/2011 11:46 am
Tax reform efforts would probably start with corporate taxes, because Republicans and Democrats both have reason to fix them.
02/17/2011 04:04 pm
Revenues are on track to rise substantially in coming years, not just because of an economic rebound and expiring tax cuts. Our current tax structure ensures that revenues will grow faster than the economy.
07/08/2010 10:29 am