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Tax Reform: Archives

Tax-Free Health Insurance

Seth Hanlon launches a new weekly series by looking at the biggest tax break in the Internal Revenue Code: the tax exemption for employer-sponsored health insurance.

By Seth Hanlon | Wednesday, January 12, 2011

A Modern Corporate Tax

book_alt2 icon Report In a report jointly released by the Center for American Progress and The Hamilton Institute, Alan J. Auerbach discusses a corporate tax reform plan that delivers a host of economic advantages to U.S. businesses and American workers.

By Alan J. Auerbach | Monday, December 13, 2010

The Power of the President

book_alt2 icon Report Recommendations to advance progressive change from the Center for American Progress and Senior Fellows, compiled by Sarah Rosen Wartell and with a forward from John Podesta.

By Sarah Rosen Wartell and John Podesta | Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Facts vs. Fiction: Conservatives Claims About Small Business Taxes Are Bogus

Pat Garofalo details why conservative claims about tax breaks for the wealthy and tax breaks for small businesses are nearly completely fictitious.

By Pat Garofalo | Monday, November 15, 2010

The Wealthy Don’t Need Bonus Tax Cuts

Michael Ettlinger details why not extending the Bush tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans would only cost them a fraction of the wealth they accrued over the past decade.

By Michael Ettlinger | Monday, November 15, 2010

Let the Bonus Tax Cuts for the Top 2 Percent Fade into the Sunset

Seth Hanlon outlines the reasons why letting the Bush tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans expire is a good idea.

By Seth Hanlon | Monday, November 15, 2010

Tax Cuts for the Middle Class Are Good; Tax Cuts for the Rich Are Bad

The public sends a strong message to Congress in a new poll about the tax cut debate, observes Ruy Teixeira.

By Ruy Teixeira | Monday, September 20, 2010

Forget the Question. The Answer Is “Tax Cuts”

Conservatives cling to tax cuts—which increase the deficit—while complaining of out-of-control deficit spending, writes Eric Alterman.

By Eric Alterman | Thursday, September 9, 2010

Golden Years for the Gilded

Michael Linden asks why the government should borrow another $830 billion to retain tax breaks that benefit only people who already came out of the Bush years much better off.

By Michael Linden | Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Geithner Calls It Like It Is: Critiques Bush-era Fiscal Policy and Calls For Tax Cuts For the Middle Class, Not the Wealthy

Geithner strongly critiques Bush-era fiscal policy, calls for tax cuts for the middle class but not the wealthiest alongside a concerted effort to reduce to the deficit.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Three Good Reasons to Let the High-End Bush Tax Cuts Disappear This Year

Michael Linden and Michael Ettlinger offer three good reasons why we should let the Bush tax cuts for the richest 2 percent expire this year.

By Michael Linden and Michael Ettlinger | Thursday, July 29, 2010

A Golden Opportunity to Evaluate Energy Tax Expenditures

A new green jobs bill offers lawmakers a chance to establish performance measures for energy tax expenditures, argue Richard W. Caperton and Sima J. Gandhi.

By Richard W. Caperton and Sima J. Gandhi | Thursday, July 22, 2010

Ask the Expert: What Are Tax Expenditures?

play_alt icon Video Sima Gandhi explains tax expenditures: what they are, what makes them different from other forms of government spending, and how we can rein them in.

By Sima J. Gandhi | Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Congressmen Join Chorus Calling for Tax Expenditure Scrutiny

Lawmakers at a House hearing yesterday rightly questioned the administration on why it excludes tax expenditures in its new spending control bill, says Sima J. Gandhi.

By Sima J. Gandhi | Friday, June 18, 2010

Rescission Decision

Congress should question the White House’s omission of $1 trillion in tax expenditures in its new proposal to cut wasteful spending, writes Sima J. Gandhi.

By Sima J. Gandhi | Thursday, June 17, 2010