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Loopholes in the Estate Tax Show Why Revenue Must Be on the Table

Donald Trump and Ivanka TrumpBefore Congress sacrifices needed public investments or puts programs that serve middle-class families at risk in the name of deficit reduction, it should ensure that the estate tax is actually paid by the few wealthy estates still subject to it.

By Seth Hanlon and Sarah Ayres | Thursday, January 24, 2013

Congress Should Extend Emergency Unemployment Benefits Now

President Obama and Speaker of the House John BoehnerIf Congress fails to extend emergency unemployment benefits, the U.S. economy will create 300,000 fewer jobs next year and three in four unemployed Americans will receive no benefits.

By Sarah Ayres | Monday, December 17, 2012

How Much Revenue Was in Simpson-Bowles?

Simpson-Bowles bars icon Charts The Simpson-Bowles deficit reduction plan actually recommends more revenue than proposals on either side of the aisle—including the president’s budget.

By Sarah Ayres and Michael Linden | Thursday, November 15, 2012

Failing to Extend Emergency Unemployment Benefits Would Be Unprecedented

Job applicantsDuring times of high unemployment, Congress has never failed to provide emergency unemployment benefits to help sustain Americans out of work.

By Sarah Ayres | Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Congress Should Extend Emergency Unemployment Benefits

Job applicants article icon Issue Brief Allowing extended unemployment benefits to expire not only harms those out of work and their families—it also hurts the U.S. economy.

By Sarah Ayres | Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Standing in the Way of Middle-Class Tax Cuts

The House should drop its insistence on continued tax cuts for high incomes and join the Senate in enacting tax relief for 98 percent of households, write Seth Hanlon and Sarah Ayres.

By Seth Hanlon and Sarah Ayres | Tuesday, July 31, 2012

What the Buffett Rule Will and Won’t Do

Seth Hanlon and Sarah Ayres detail three reasons why the “Fair Share Act” is good for our nation alongside three reasons why its critics are off base.

By Seth Hanlon and Sarah Ayres | Friday, April 13, 2012

New Ryan Budget Disinvests in America

Adam S. Hersh and Sarah Ayres detail how the plan released today by the House leadership would cripple our national economic competitiveness.

By Adam Hersh and Sarah Ayres | Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Rich Americans Are Not Overtaxed

Sarah Ayres and Michael Linden debunk a popular, but specious, conservative talking point that purports the 1 percent are already overtaxed.

By Sarah Ayres and Michael Linden | Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Payroll Tax Cuts Are Better Job Creators than the Wealthy

Adam Hersh and Sarah Ayres examine the job-creating power of the Forbes 400 compared to the middle-class engine of job creation we can fuel with payroll tax cuts and unemployment insurance.

By Adam Hersh and Sarah Ayres | Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Five Problems with Dynamic Scoring

Sarah Ayres explains why dynamic scoring is still a bad idea for calculating the consequences of congressional legislation on the federal budget.

By Sarah Ayres | Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Republicans Won’t Compromise on Taxes: A Timeline

Sarah Ayres and Michael Linden highlight key moments of Republican obstructionism in the deficit negotiation.

By Sarah Ayres and Michael Linden | Monday, November 21, 2011

Small-Business Owners Are Not Millionaires

Sarah Ayres debunks the conservative nonsense about legions of millionaire small-business owners based on an Office of Tax Analysis report.

By Sarah Ayres | Thursday, October 20, 2011

The Three Things You Need to Know About Millionaire Tax Rates

Sarah Ayres shows how many millionaires are paying less in taxes than millions of Americans.

By Sarah Ayres | Friday, October 14, 2011

Job Creation Requires Spending

Job recovery and sustained economic growth require government to step up again, say leading analysts in surprise bipartisan consensus.

By Heather Boushey, Sarah Ayres, and Michael Ettlinger | Wednesday, September 7, 2011