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    Politics of Tax Reform

    Tax policy scholars talked about tax code, reforms needed, and the political challenges lawmakers face in changing tax policy. They focused on tax reform during the Reagan administration…

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    Long-Term Health Care

    Retirement finance experts and policy professionals spoke about a push by Congress to create a government funded long-term care insurance program.*The Commission on Long-Term Care’s…

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    Federal Income Tax

    Panelists talked about the history of the federal income tax, which was enabled by the ratification of the Sixteenth Amendment one hundred years previously. They also discussed…

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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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    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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    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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    Retirement Investments

    Panelists talked about modifications made by employers to their retirement plans in the changing economic environment, the potential impact of changes in retirement benefits on workers, and…

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    The Perfect Budget Storm

    The panelists talked about the federal budget. They noted that the federal deficit continued to increase, while revenues dropped due to tax cuts and spending grew due to Medicare,…

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    The Budget-Making Process

    Participants discussed the federal budget surplus, spending caps, and Republican and Democratic plans to use the surplus. After their discussion they answered questions from the…

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    Budget Reconciliation Legislation

    Mr. Gleckman, who covers tax policy and economic trends and productivity, discussed the progress of the budget reconciliation bill in the Senate and the role of the President Clinton…

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    Tax Proposal

    The journalists discussed the capital gains reduction proposed by President Bush in the State of the Union Address. They specifically discussed the definition of the capital gains tax…

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    Tax Reform Provisions

    Howard Gleckman discussed the provisions in the new tax reform bill and answered questions from viewers.

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