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Robert Carroll of the Tax Foundation and Diane Lim Rogers of the Concord Coalition: Moving Forward with Bipartisan Tax Policy Reform
Outside of the short term policies that have been presented, from the stimulus to the budget, the Obama Administration has indicated that it plans to include fundamental tax reform as part of its long term agenda.
In this edition of the Tax Policy Podcast, Matt Moon moderates a discussion between Tax Foundation Vice President for Economic Policy Robert Carroll and Concord Coalition Chief Economist Diane Lim Rogers. Together, with Maya MacGuineas of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and John E. "Buck" Chapoton of the Concord Coalition, Carroll and Rogers wrote a paper entitled "Moving Forward with Bipartisan Tax Policy" which can be found here as Tax Foundation Working Paper No. 5.
In the podcast, Carroll and Rogers discuss principles they agreed on (simplicity, transparency, promoting savings, rethinking tax expenditures, and an environmentally motivated tax policy) as well as principles where they had divergent viewpoints (the appropriate size and role of government along with the appropriate level of progressivity in the tax code.)
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