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- Political Chicken and the Debt Ceiling. Olson, Mark W. // American Banker;6/9/2011, Vol. 176 Issue 89, p8
The article presents the author's view that the U.S. Congress has taken a partisan stance on the issue of raising the debt ceiling. The argument is that the Congress is missing the subtleties of fiscal policy. The routine adjustment of debt ceilings in deficit spending is mentioned. The...
- The Process for Making Tax Policy in the United States: A System Full of Friction. SOLOMON, ERIC // Tax Lawyer;Spring2014, Vol. 67 Issue 3, p547
This Article describes the process and participants in the formation of U.S. federal tax policy. Important to understanding the process is an understanding of the history underlying the structure of the U.S. legislative process. In particular, the U.S. Constitution established a system of checks...
- A CASE FOR ADDING A LONG-TERM BUDGET CONSTRAINT TO THE CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET PROCESS. Bhatti, Imtiaz; Phaup, Marvin // Albany Government Law Review;Fall2012, Vol. 6 Issue 1, p110
The article discusses the need for creating a long-term budget constraint to the U.S. Congressional budget process and suggests various proposals for increasing the significance of long-term fiscal balance and stability in daily fiscal decisions of the U.S. Office of Management and Budget. It...
- Congress Passes Extenders Bill; Obama Signs Omnibus. Hume, Lynn // Bond Buyer;12/18/2014, Issue 34229, p1
Congress left town for the holidays after passing a bill that will extend expired bond-related and other tax provisions retroactively through 2014, as well as a $1.01 trillion omnibus spending bill that will fund most government agencies through the end of fiscal 2015 but cut some grant programs.
- House Likely to Revive Tax Breaks Through 2014, Lawmaker Says. Rubin, Richard; Rowley, James // Accountingtoday.com;12/2/2014, p2
The article reports that Ohio Republican Representative Pat Tiberi, a member of the Ways and Means committee, has predicted that the House will vote on December 5, 2014 to revive dozens of lapsed tax breaks and extend them only through the end of 2014. Topics discussed include a 400 billion U.S....
- On deficit inaction has had strangely good effects. // Hill;6/24/2013, Vol. 20 Issue 76, p17
The author reflects on the positive impact of the lack of action of the U.S. Congress in the fiscal-cliff deal on wealthy Americans.
- The Do-Nothing Congress Has Done a Lot. Ball, Molly // Atlantic;Jul/Aug2013, Vol. 312 Issue 1, p91
The article discusses the legislative achievements of the U.S. Congress in 2010 and 2011 that impact fiscal policy, such as the increase in income taxes on wealthy Americans and the automatic spending cuts known as sequestration, with comments by fiscal policy analyst Richard Kogan.
- Lessons Learned. Kyl, Jon // American Spectator;Dec2012/Jan2013, Vol. 45 Issue 10, p8
The author shares his advice to fellow senators in the U.S., as he prepares to retire after serving the public from 26 years. According to the author, senators come to the Senate to get things done. He points that members of the Senate need not limit their expertise and knowledge to just one or...
- McCrery signals support for tax extenders offset. Holzer, Jessica // Hill;12/6/2007, Vol. 14 Issue 143, p4
The article reports on the decision of U.S. House of Representative Republican Jim McCrery to support for a Democratic measure disallowing tax deferrals by hedge fund managers into offshore tax havens. According to McCrery, the effort is a legitimate distinction from general deferral in which...