Comprehensive Taxes

2016 Tax Agenda on the Hill (Jan. 16)

Mike & Co.,  The hopes of even the most zealous advocate of tax reform must be modest this year, but brave talk is heard from some well-placed members.  Almost any reform would be seen as a crowning accomplishment for the new Speaker but the maw of election year politics militates against anything bipartisan and ambitious. …

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2016 Tax Policy Issues (Jan. 8)

Mike & Co. — The economy added 292,000 jobs last month, up from 252,000 in November. Unemployment was 5 percent, unchanged, with scant evidence of wage growth.  Labor force participation remained low, 62.6 percent, unchanged from November’s 62.5 percent, close to its lowest level since the 1970s.   Spring doesn’t feel around the corner but at least primary politics …

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Ryan and Tax Reform (Nov. 4)

Mike & Co. — The most significant personnel question opened up by Paul Ryan’s promotion was resolved this evening when the GOP members of House Ways and Means elected Kevin Brady of Texas the Committee’s new Chair, succeeding Ryan.   So the parlor game now is what this means for comprehensive tax reform.  Some say …

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Bush Tax Plan (Sep. 10)

As you know, Jeb Bush delivered a comprehensive tax reform proposal in a speech in North Carolina and op-Ed in the Wall Street Journal yesterday.  The headline provisions may be familiar by now and they will likely help raise and frame the debate on tax and related issues for the much of the campaign Bush’s …

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