February 25, 2010 08:14 PM | Permalink |
Steps Congress must take to avoid larger budget deficits and restore fairness to our tax system.
February 19, 2010 12:30 PM | Permalink |
Since 1995, Senator Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania has introduced legislation to create a federal “flat tax” in every session of Congress, including this session. This single-rate tax would replace the existing progressive personal income tax, as well as the corporate income tax and estate tax.
February 10, 2010 01:55 PM | Permalink |
To avoid larger budget deficits, the federal government must collect at least as much revenue as the President proposes. There are two bare minimum requirements for Congress to achieve this. First, Congress must not extend any more of the Bush tax cuts than President Obama proposes to extend. Second, Congress must raise at least as much revenue as President Obama has proposed ($760 billion over ten years) through loophole-closers and new revenue measures.