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Reforming Our Tax System, Reducing Our Deficit

The U.S. Capitol under dark, stormy clouds book_alt2 icon Report In order to secure our fiscal future and achieve meaningful deficit reduction over the next 10 years, we need a plan that combines progressive, revenue-enhancing tax reform with pragmatic spending cuts that do not undermine the middle class, the poor, or seniors.

By Roger Altman, William Daley, John Podesta, Robert Rubin, Leslie Samuels, Lawrence Summers, Neera Tanden, Antonio Weiss, Michael Ettlinger, Seth Hanlon, and Michael Linden | Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Video: Where Did the Debt Come From?

play_alt icon Video Michael Linden, CAP's Director of Tax and Budget Policy, looks at what happened in the 10 years since the Congressional Budget Office projected a massive surplus.

By Michael Linden | Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Timeline: Cutting Poverty and the Federal Deficit Is Possible

cursor icon Interactive Sophie Feldman and Melissa Boteach demonstrate the bipartisan achievements of deficit reduction and poverty reduction between 1985 and 1997 in a telling timeline.

By Sophie Feldman and Melissa Boteach | Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Video: Once Upon a Trickle Down

play_alt icon Video The Center for American Progress and cartoonist Mark Fiore explain why a strong middle class is critical for robust economic growth.

By The Center for American Progress and Mark Fiore | Wednesday, August 1, 2012

The Failure of Supply-Side Economics

Michael Ettlinger and Michael Linden give three decades' worth of evidence that proves supply-side economics doesn't work.

By Michael Ettlinger and Michael Linden | Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Where Are Your Tax Dollars Going?

cursor icon Interactive Interactive graph from Michael Linden and Michael Ettlinger gives you an in-depth look at the federal budget.

By Michael Linden and Michael Ettlinger | Wednesday, April 14, 2010