Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK), Member, Appropriations & Budget Committees @tomcoleok04
Topic: The latest on negotiations to avert tax increases, spending cuts and sequestration that are part of the “fiscal cliff” that is set for the end of this year. Rep. Cole suggested last week that his Republican colleagues should join with President Obama on a quick “fiscal cliff” fix by voting to extend the Bush tax-rates for everyone but the highest income earners, and leave the rest of the debate for later.
John Buckley, Georgetown Law, Graduate Tax Program Professor
Topic: Part of our series looking at specific policy areas of the so-called “fiscal cliff,” our guest will discuss the history of Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) and the AMT patch, what impact a lack of agreement on a patch would have on taxpayers, and how this is playing into the talks.