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    Debt Ceiling and the Economy

    Economists testified on the consequences of not raising the debt ceiling. They said that Congress must do something to get the U.S. on a sound fiscal policy and to reduce debt in the…

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    Deficit and Debt Reduction

    Former Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and White House officials evaluated the “fiscal cliff” legislation passed by Congress on January 1, 2013. David Marron talked about the…

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    Tax Reform

    Panelists discussed efforts to craft a tax reform package that would reduce rates and the deficit without eliminating tax breaks that benefit large portions of the middle class. Mark…

    259 views
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    Fiscal Cliff, Tax Reform

    Former Obama and Reagan administration advisers gave their assessment of the “fiscal cliff,” the impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress fails to…

    265 views
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    January 2013 Tax Increases

    Panelists talked about the impact on taxpayers if Congress allows the economy to fall off the “fiscal cliff,” referring to impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of…

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    U.S. Tax Policy

    Donald Marron talked about IRS data on who pays federal income taxes, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. According to the Tax Policy Center 47 percent…

    330 views
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    Tax Provisions in Health Care Law

    Joseph Henchman and Donald Marron discussed the facts of the Affordable Care Act. Topics included who is eligible for subsidy benefits, how much the penalty will be, and who will…

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    Tax Cuts Extensions

    Witnesses testified on on expiring tax provisions and the criteria lawmakers should use to evaluate expiring tax provisions such as the Bush era tax cuts.

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    Housing, Tax Policy and Deficits

    Participants talked about the state of the housing industry, mortgage financing, as well as the impact of tax policy and deficit spending on housing markets. They also responded to…

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    Mortgage Interest Deduction

    Panelists debated the future of the mortgage interest deduction as a means of reducing the national debt and deficit. They also responded to questions from the audience.

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    Tax Policy and Fiscal Responsibility

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    Tax Reform and Deficit Reduction

    Panelists talked about plans to reduce the federal debt and reform the U.S. tax code. They also talked about the compromise between President Obama and congressional Republican leaders…

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    U.S. Fiscal Policy

    Donald Marron spoke about U.S. economic and fiscal policy, focusing on the potential challenges in sustaining and promoting an economic recovery. Among the topics he addressed were tax…

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    Individual Tax Rates

    Accountants and economists testified about allowing the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts to expire and the potential impact on individual and corporate tax rates. Among the issues addressed were…

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