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    House Democratic Forum on Tax Reform

    Democratic members of the House Ways and Means Committee heard from witnesses about the Republican tax reform proposal. Among them was Bruce Bartlett, an author and former deputy assistant Treasury…

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    2013 Budget and the Fiscal Cliff

    Economic and political scholars talked about the economy and the “fiscal cliff,” the tax increases and budget cuts impending at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement. They explained three options:…

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    U.S. Tax Code

    Bruce Bartlett talked about the complexity of U.S. tax codes, and ideas for simplifying them. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Mr. Bartlett is the author…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for Republican viewers' opinions on former President George W. Bush speechwriter David Frum. Mr. Frum left the American Enterprise Institute over his comments…

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    U.S. Economic Policy

    Bruce Bartlett talked about his argument that supply-side economics, though effective in Reagan’s day, has outlived its usefulness. He also contends that conservatives need to accept programs that…

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    Bush Presidency

    Bruce Bartlett talked about how President George W. Bush’s economic policies are a departure from traditional conservative ideals. He responded to telephone calls and electronic mail. A portion…

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    After Words with Bruce Bartlett

    Bruce Bartlett talked about his book Wrong on Race: The Democratic Party’s Buried Past, published by Palgrave Macmillan. In his book he argues that the Democratic Party had a racist past and he says there is…

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    Wrong on Race

    Bruce Bartlet talked about his book, Wrong on Race: The Democratic Party’s Buried Past, published by Palgrave Macmillan. His book focused on the history of the Democratic Party with concern…

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    National Sales Tax

    The guests debated whether the current federal income tax should be abolished in favor of a National Sales Tax, also known as the Fair Tax. The issue has been discussed in recent…

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    After Words with Bruce Bartlett

    Bruce Bartlett was interviewed about his book Imposter: How George W. Bush Bankrupted America and Betrayed the Reagan Legacy, published by Doubleday. In the book he criticized the current president’s…

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    Tax Policy

    Participants talked about tax reform proposals, the state of the economy, and the potential impact of various tax collection methods on workers and the overall economy. Following their…

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    Future of Domestic Policy

    Participants talked about President Bush’s fiscal policies as he enters his second term. Among the issues they addressed were tax policy, Social Security, health care initiatives, and the…

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    Economic Policies

    Mr. Bartlett spoke about his New York Times op-ed in which he offers a defense of the economic policies of former President Clinton. He served as a Deputy Assistant Treasury Secretary under…

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    Fiscal Year 2004 Budget

    The committee talked about budget priorities and President Bush’s budget proposal for the 2004 fiscal year. Senator Dorgan chaired the committee.

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    Economic Policy Issues

    Mr. Hubbard and Mr. Bartlett talked about President Bush’s economic proposals and plan to eliminate the tax on dividend income. They also talked about how the plans would stimulate the…

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    Economic Policy Issues

    Mr. Bartlett talked about the economy, including President Bush’s economic stimulus plan, tax cuts, and how the economy could be improved. He responded to audience telephone calls, faxes,…

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    Social Security Work Incentives

    Committee members heard testimony on work disincentives in Social Security programs, including the current Social Security earnings penalty. Some in Congress wish to eliminate earnings caps…

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    The Case for the Tax Cut

    Budget analysts supported the adoption of the Republican tax cut proposal, saying that taxes were at the highest levels in history and that the legislation would be a step towards a…

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    Inheritance Taxes

    Participants spoke about estate taxes saying that they were ineffective, unfair, and costly to administrate. They urged that they be eliminated and argued that such action would help the…

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    Tax Cut Legislation

    Mr. Bartlett talked about Republican tax legislation under consideration in Congress, the influence of tax lobbyists on such legislation, and the merits of the legislative process. He also…

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