Ahead of the Senate hearing on “Offshore Profit Shifting and the U.S. Tax Code,” I released a report reminding us that contrary to the perception created by these types of political spectacles, corporations pay a...
- Expenditure Control: The True Road to Tax Reform
Expenditure Control: The True Road to Tax Reform
Special Report January 1985
Executive Summary This morning, I can sympathize with Daniel when he was in the lion's den. Here I am at the annual meeting of the Tax Foundation and my task is to urge one and all to shift attention away from tax reform. Nevertheless, I do believe that the rush to enact yet another major change in the Federal tax system—the fourth in five years—is misguided; the cart is before the horse.
The horse, of course, is the sticky issue that refuses to go away: how to reduce the awesome gap between the Federal government's income and its outgo. Unfortunately, most advocates of tax reform run out of time or rather, steam, before they get around to tackling this tough question.
Last week, I had a lively debate with Jared Bernstein of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities on the future of North Carolina tax reform....
Professor Martin Feldstein of Harvard has called for limiting the tax savings from itemized deductions, tax-exempt municipal bond interest, and the tax-free status of employer-provided health insurance....
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