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  • State Governments and Taxes
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    State Governments and Taxes

    Business leaders argued that low taxes are linked to economic growth. They compared tax policies and economic growth in different states, and discussed a number of studies suggesting links…

  • Tax Credits and Welfare Programs
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    Tax Credits and Welfare Programs

    Witnesses testified about U.S. tax credits and welfare programs, and whether the programs discouraged work and higher earnings for recipients. Iain Duncan Smith, the first sitting foreign…

  • Outlook for US and Global Economy
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    Outlook for U.S. and Global Economy

    Economists told the Senate Budget Committee that they expected modest economic growth over 2012, but they all agreed that the economic recovery was fragile. They pointed to uncertainty in…