This is the latest in a weekly series of talking points from CAP’s Doing What Works team showing how we can make smart budget cuts and targeted investments that boost government efficiency—not gut essential services.
Seth Hanlon explains how the debt limit debate underway in Washington isn’t really about spending versus taxes, as conservatives claim—it’s about whether conservative lawmakers are willing to put wasteful tax code spending on the chopping block.
Seth Hanlon and Michael Linden are delighted conservatives in Congress may agree that $1 trillion in tax subsidies can be cut to reduce federal spending.
The Center for American Progress has developed a performance review process that helps the government undertake a systematic review of spending programs and tax expenditures.
Michael Linden, Seth Hanlon, and Jordan Eizenga show that the United States has low taxes for individuals and corporations compared to other countries and compared to American history.
Melissa Boteach and Seth Hanlon detail the links between extending the Bush tax cuts for millionaires last year and House Republicans’ vote to slash nutrition and food assistance to the neediest among us.
Report Michael Ettlinger, Michael Linden, and Seth Hanlon present a plan for long-term deficit reduction that builds a strong American economy.
A two-pager by Michael Ettlinger, Michael Linden, and Seth Hanlon gives the highlights of CAP's plan to reduce the deficit while growing a strong economy.
Seth Hanlon and Daniel J. Weiss explain why oil company lobbyists are wrong when they claim that ending handouts to companies will increase taxes.
Seth Hanlon shows how oil and gas companies are poised to reap more than $70 billion in tax breaks over the next 10 years, even as they rake in billions in profits that are squeezing ordinary Americans at the pump.
Seth Hanlon takes a pre-Tax Day break from counting down the country’s biggest tax code spending programs to see what many tax expenditures have in common—and how they can be improved.
Seth Hanlon explains the $35 billion annual tax break that lets people avoid paying taxes on gains from selling a home.
Jordan Eizenga and Seth Hanlon explain the $22.6 billion annual tax subsidy for life insurance.