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The State of Our Tax Code Is Weak

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

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Six Principles for Tax Expenditure Reform

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.

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Tax Ex-Spend-Itures

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.

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Good News on Deficit Reduction

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.

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Big Oil’s Misbegotten Tax Gusher

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.

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Americans Believe in Tax Equity

James Hairston examines myths about American attitudes toward taxes and finds that people want policymakers to take on Bush tax cuts for the wealthy as part of any long-term budget plan.

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Cut Spending in the Tax Code

Seth Hanlon and Michael Ettlinger explain why reducing spending in the tax code should be discussed in Congress's budget debates.

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Cutting Tax Expenditures

The president’s budget contains many provisions that cut wasteful spending through the tax code, writes Seth Hanlon.

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