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The Buffett Rule

play_alt icon Video Center for American Progress Director of Fiscal Reform Seth Hanlon explains why the Buffett Rule is a fair and necessary element of tax reform.

By Seth Hanlon | Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Why We Need a Buffett Rule

Seth Hanlon gives seven commonsense arguments for requiring millionaires to pay their fair share in taxes.

By Seth Hanlon | Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Why We Need A Minimum Tax on U.S. Corporations’ Foreign Profits

article icon Issue Brief A corporate minimum tax would directly combat profit shifting and lessen the tax code’s bias toward foreign investment, writes Seth Hanlon.

By Seth Hanlon | Friday, February 10, 2012

The State of Our Tax Code Is Weak

Seth Hanlon argues for trimming wasteful tax expenditures as Congress heads into the 2012 legislative session.

By Seth Hanlon | Friday, January 20, 2012

We Can’t Allow the Payroll Tax Cut and Unemployment Benefits to Expire

Seth Hanlon and Heather Boushey explain why allowing the payroll tax cut and unemployment benefits to end will hurt the economic recovery.

By Seth Hanlon and Heather Boushey | Monday, December 19, 2011

Could Tax Reform Boost Business Investment and Job Creation?

Seth Hanlon testifies before the Joint Economic Committee on why he believes that fundamental tax reform is an an important priority for long-term growth but one that should not distract Congress from the need for immediate job creation.

By Seth Hanlon | Thursday, November 17, 2011

Six Principles for Tax Expenditure Reform

article icon Issue Brief Fixing the excessive and expensive system of tax breaks, credits, and loopholes is key to any deficit reduction plan. Seth Hanlon suggests six principles to guide Congress’s work in this area.

By Seth Hanlon | Thursday, October 20, 2011

Ronald Reagan, Father of the ‘Buffett Rule’

Seth Hanlon and Michael Linden show that President Obama’s “Buffett Rule” is hardly class warfare, as critics charge. It’s merely a plea for tax fairness that so strikingly echoes ones Ronald Reagan made 25 years ago, it might be called the “Reagan Rule.”

By Seth Hanlon and Michael Linden | Monday, October 3, 2011

Many Millionaires Do Enjoy Lower Tax Rates

Seth Hanlon details why it’s absolutely true that thousands of millionaires pay lower taxes than middle-class families, despite implications to the contrary.

By Seth Hanlon | Tuesday, September 20, 2011

The Economy Grows When Everyone Pays Their Fair Share

Seth Hanlon explains why President Obama’s proposal to restore 1990s’ tax rates on top earners won’t harm job creation.

By Seth Hanlon | Monday, September 19, 2011

Las Decisiones que Quedan por Hacer en el Nuevo Acuerdo de la Deuda

Donna Cooper y Seth Hanlon detallan lo que millonarios ganarían y lo que muchos otros perderían si el reciente acuerdo del presupuesto concluye sin tocar el tema de los ingresos.

By Donna Cooper and Seth Hanlon | Friday, August 12, 2011

The Choices Still to Be Made in the New Debt Deal

Donna Cooper and Seth Hanlon detail what millionaires will gain and what many other Americans will lose if the recent debt deal is concluded without addressing revenues.

By Donna Cooper and Seth Hanlon | Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Making More, Contributing Less

Seth Hanlon mines IRS data to show how millionaires, entirely spared by this week’s debt limit deal, are also enjoying 26 percent lower tax rates than in 1995.

By Seth Hanlon | Thursday, August 4, 2011

Misleading America About the Debt Limit

Seth Hanlon parses House Republican rhetoric about the causes and nature of the debt limit crisis to demonstrate who’s really at fault.

By Seth Hanlon | Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Big Oil’s Lying Statistics

Seth Hanlon and Daniel J. Weiss deconstruct the latest “research” funded by the oil industry defending nearly $30 billion in tax loopholes.

By Daniel J. Weiss and Seth Hanlon | Wednesday, July 13, 2011