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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Congress rarely scrutinizes the tax subsidies it creates, but new legislation would require them to examine this spending, writes Sima Gandhi.
Video Sima J. Gandhi explains why oil companies get such large government handouts, why they take such little responsibility when they cause disasters, and what we can do to hold them more responsible.
BP and other oil companies are able to take advantage of many loopholes and subsidies that distort the marketplace to their advantage, writes Sima Gandhi.
President Obama proposes eliminating nine different tax expenditures primarily benefiting oil companies in his 2011 budget, would save the government about $45 billion over the next 10 years, writes Sima J. Gandhi.
Job creation through temporary deficit spending is sound economics, but misguided congressional concern stands in the way, says Michael Linden.
CAP panel takes on the growth of tax expenditure spending and ways to rein it in.
Americans will never love paying taxes, but they do recognize that they have a great deal to do with fairness and supporting worthwhile programs, writes Ruy Teixeira.
CAP Action Senior Fellow Joe Romm testifies before the House Ways and Means Committee.