Archive for the ‘Tax Policy’ Category

GOP: Tax Evasion as a Back Door Strategy

July 20th, 2014

My CBPP colleague Chuck Marr flags something important from a recent press release by Rep. Dave Camp, the Republican Chair of the tax writing committee in the House. In regard to their bill to patch the Highway Trust Fund through next May, Rep. Camp writes: I certainly do not support permanent tax increases to pay… Read more

Inversion Diversions: Yes, we need broader corporate tax reform. But we should fix our inversion problem first

July 18th, 2014

Over the past few weeks, I’ve engaged in a number of debates about “tax inversions”—where US companies merge with foreign companies to reincorporate in a country where they can pay less taxes. Let me tick through some of the issues here, including some key policy flashpoints, and link to some useful work on the subject…. Read more


July 15th, 2014

Just finished testifying Committee on the state of the current recovery in front of the Joint Economic Committee, wherein I mixed it up with my old friend Larry Kudlow (he was the R’s witness), a great friend with whom I’ve strongly disagreed on matters economic for about twenty years. Here’s a link to my testimony, which… Read more