Before 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.
If 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.
During times of high unemployment, Congress has never failed to provide emergency unemployment benefits to help sustain Americans out of work.
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.
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.
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.
Adam S. Hersh and Sarah Ayres detail how the plan released today by the House leadership would cripple our national economic competitiveness.
Sarah Ayres and Michael Linden debunk a popular, but specious, conservative talking point that purports the 1 percent are already overtaxed.
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.
Sarah Ayres explains why dynamic scoring is still a bad idea for calculating the consequences of congressional legislation on the federal budget.
Sarah Ayres and Michael Linden highlight key moments of Republican obstructionism in the deficit negotiation.
Sarah Ayres debunks the conservative nonsense about legions of millionaire small-business owners based on an Office of Tax Analysis report.
Sarah Ayres shows how many millionaires are paying less in taxes than millions of Americans.
Job recovery and sustained economic growth require government to step up again, say leading analysts in surprise bipartisan consensus.