Fiscal Cliff

SequesterWatch: Dueling Replacement Alternatives Emerge in the House

Update: The House has passed the reconciliation and replacement bills by a 218-199 vote. We have already talked about the House reconciliation bills...

Getting to a Grand Bargain

We all know about the fiscal cliff coming at year's end, and we all know policy makers will have to find a way out. Neither allowing the country to...

How Might the Fiscal Cliff Play Out?

This week’s The Economist offers another analysis of the end-of-year fiscal cliff of tax increases and spending cuts that the United States...

Yes, Actually, We Should Pay for the Tax Cuts

An article in The Hill today notes that House Republicans do not plan to offer offsets for the extension of the 2001/2003 tax cuts that expire at the...
Apr 30, 2012 | Blog Paper Press Release | Taxes

What Will Congress Do With the Tax Extenders?

Last week, the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Select Revenue Measures held a review of "tax extenders" -- tax provisions that have...

MacGuineas: Make Candidates Debate the Debt

Today, we are launching DebateTheDebt.org, a site where you can sign a petition calling for a real debate devoted to the debt. In that vein, CRFB...

How Is the House Replacing the Sequester?

Update: CBO has posted scores for the Energy and Commerce and Oversight bills. They would save $113 billion and $83.3 billion, respectively, over ten...

Chairman Bernanke Addresses the Fiscal Cliff

Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke held a press conference yesterday following the conclusion of the Federal Open Market Committee meeting....
Apr 20, 2012 | Blog Paper Press Release | Taxes

How Would Governor Romney Pay For His Tax Cuts?

Among the many policies Governor Romney has proposed in his run for President are substantial reductions in tax rates for individuals, including a 20...

CBO's Economic Analysis of the President's Budget

Although CBO's analysis of the budgetary effects of the President's budget was released last month, today they released a very useful report...

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