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New House Stimulus Proposal Dominated by Multi-Year or Permanent Tax Cuts
Robert Greenstein
Revised 12/26/01
36K-HTML, 60K-PDF, 12pp.

Joint Tax Committee Estimate Shows Tax Cuts in New Stimulus Plan Would Have Large Costs after Recession Ends
Robert Greenstein, Richard Kogan, and Andrew Lee
Revised 12/21/01
12K-HTML, 45K-PDF, 4pp.

Fact Sheet: New House Stimulus Proposal Retains Many Features of Earlier House Bill
John Springer
12/21/01
11K-HTML, 35K-PDF, 2pp.

Fact Sheet: Social Security and the Tax Cut
John Springer
12/13/01
9K-HTML, 34K-PDF, 2pp.

Social Security and the Tax Cut
Richard Kogan, Robert Greenstein, and Peter Orszag
Revised 12/13/01
38K-HTML, 64K-PDF, 8pp.

Senate Finance Committee Plan Includes Sound Stimulus Proposals
Joel Friedman, Robert Greenstein, and Richard Kogan
Revised 12/11/01
48K-HTML, 117K-PDF, 12pp.

Fact Sheet: Senate Finance Committee Plan Includes Sound Stimulus Proposals
12/10/01
8K-HTML, 33K-PDF, 2pp.

Senate Republican Leadership Stimulus Plan Retains Ineffective And Costly Proposals
Joel Friedman and Robert Greenstein
12/10/01
5K-HTML, 54K-PDF, 8pp.

Thomas Proposal to Suspend the Taxation of Unemployment Benefits Would Provide No Immediate Stimulus and Favor Higher-Income Unemployed Workers over Lower-Income Workers
Wendell Primus, Robert Greenstein, and Nicholas Johnson
12/7/01
15K-HTML, 34K-PDF, 4pp.

Corporate AMT Repeal Is Ineffective Stimulus
Joel Friedman
12/5/01
9K-HTML, 29K-PDF, 2pp.

Attractions of Payroll Tax Holiday Diminish Upon Closer Examination
Robert Greenstein and Peter Orszag
Revised 12/4/01
19K-HTML, 40K-PDF, 5pp.

Tax Cuts Are Not Automatically the Best Stimulus: A Response to Glenn Hubbard
Peter Orszag and Joseph Stiglitz
11/27/01
29K-HTML, 46K-PDF, 7pp.

Number of Individuals Exhausting Unemployment Insurance Benefits Already Up Sharply
Isaac Shapiro
11/26/01
32K-HTML, 31K-PDF, 3pp.

Unemployment Insurance as Economic Stimulus
Peter Orszag
11/15/01
9K-HTML, 35K-PDF, 2pp.

Strengthening Unemployment Benefits Would Be Much More Effective in Saving Jobs than Most Corporate Tax Cuts
Peter Orszag
11/14/01
9K-HTML, 29K-PDF, 2pp.

Acceleration of Upper-Bracket Rate Reductions Would Be Costly and Ineffective as a Stimulus Measure
Joel Friedman
11/12/01
15K-HTML, 33K-PDF, 3pp.

The Administration's Stimulus Proposal: Is it a Sound and Balanced Package?
Robert Greenstein and Joel Friedman
Revised 11/6/01
50K-HTML, 70K-PDF, 9pp.
pub. # 01-178, $3.00

Fact Sheet: A Federally Financed Sales Tax Holiday Would Be Difficult To Implement and Would Have Limited Stimulus Effect
John Springer
11/6/01
6K-HTML, 28K-PDF, 1pp.

A Federally Financed Sales Tax Holiday Would Be Difficult to Implement and Would Have Limited Stimulus Effect
Nicholas Johnson and Iris Lav
Revised 11/6/01
30K-HTML, 42K-PDF, 6pp.
pub. # 01-195, $3.00

Senate Republicans Embrace Administration Proposal That Is More Troubling in Key Respects than the House Stimulus Bill
Joel Friedman, Andrew Lee, and Robert Greenstein
Revised 11/5/01
26K-HTML, 43K-PDF, 6pp.
pub. # 01-193, $3.00

Ways and Means Package Departs from Bipartisan Principles For Effective Stimulus and Offers Little Help to the Unemployed
Joel Friedman and Robert Greenstein
Revised 11/5/01
69K-HTML, 89K-PDF, 18pp.
pub. # 01-186, $4.00

Fact Sheet: Ways and Means Package Departs from Bipartisan Principles For Effective Stimulus and Offers Little Help to the Unemployed
John Springer
Revised 11/2/01
13K-HTML, 36K-PDF, 2pp.

Where Has All the Surplus Gone?
Richard Kogan
11/1/01
46K-HTML, 89K-PDF, 11pp.pp.
pub. # 01-196, $4.00

How Much Unemployment Assistance Is Provided under the Bill the Ways and Means Committee Has Approved?
Wendell Primus
10/24/01
43K-HTML, 56K-PDF, 10pp.
pub. # 01-189, $3.00

Statement of Joseph Stiglitz at Center on Budget and Policy Priorities Press Conference
10/12/01
17K-HTML, 78K-PDF, 5pp.

Fact Sheet: Accelerating Enacted Rate Cuts Would Be an Ineffective Stimulus
John Springer
10/17/01
7K-HTML, 29K-PDF, 2pp.

Fact Sheet: The Administration's Stimulus Proposal: Is it a Sound and Balanced Package?
John Springer
10/12/01
10K-HTML, 72K-PDF, 2pp.

Fact Sheet: Would a Capital Gains Tax Cut Stimulate the Economy?
John Springer
10/11/01
6K-HTML, 69K-PDF, 1pp.

Accelerating Enacted Rate Cuts Would Be Ineffective Stimulus
Joel Friedman
10/4/01
29K-HTML, 45K-PDF, 6pp.
pub. # 01-177, $3.00

A Permanent Corporate Tax Rate Cut: The Wrong Medicine For Short-term Economic Ills
Joel Friedman and Iris Lav
9/26/01
42K-HTML, 66K-PDF, 11pp
pub. # 01-167, $3.00

Would a Capital Gains Tax Cut Stimulate The Economy?
Joel Friedman, Iris Lav, and Peter Orszag
9/20/01
46K-HTML, 105K-PDF, 10pp
pub. # 01-162, $3.00

A Five-Year Extension of The Internet Tax "Moratorium" Would Further Erode The Tax Base of States And Localities
Michael Mazerov
Rev. 9/4/01
60K-HTML , 80K-PDF, 15pp.
pub. # 01-203, $4.00

Should New Limits on State Corporate Profits Taxes Be a Quid Pro Quo for the States' Ability to Tax Internet Sales?
Michael Mazerov
9/4/01
53K-HTML , 74K-PDF, 14pp.
pub. # 01-157, $4.00

Special Report Series: Analyses of OMB Mid-Session Review
9/3/01
45K-HTML

The Disappearing 2001 Surplus: Tax Cuts, Budget Increases, and the Economy
Richard Kogan and Robert Greenstein
Revised 8/28/01
59K-HTML, 60K-PDF, 9pp.
pub # 01-155, $3.00

CBO Projects Near-Term Deficits Outside Social Security
Joel Friedman and Richard Kogan
8/28/01
31K-HTML, 46K-PDF, 7pp.
pub # 01-156, $3.00

House Passing Additional Tax Cuts Without Offsets
8/13/01
5K-HTML, 24K-PDF, 1pp.
pub # 01-134F, no charge

How Realistic Are the Discretionary Funding Levels in the President's Budget and the Congressional Budget Resolution?
Cynthia Perry and Richard Kogan
8/3/01
53K-HTML, 54-HTML, 8pp.
pub # 01-136, $3.00

Administration Critique of Center Analysis Does Not Withstand Scrutiny
Robert Greenstein and Peter Orszag
8/3/01
16K-HTML, 35K-PDF, 4pp.

Social Security and the Tax Cut: The 75-year Cost of the Tax Cut Is More than Twice As Large as the Long-term Deficit in Social Security
Peter Orszag, Richard Kogan, and Robert Greenstein
8/2/01
32K-HTML, 55K-PDF, 6pp.
pub # 01-133, $3.00

House To Consider Additional Tax Cuts Without Offsets
Joel Friedman, Sam Elkin, and Richard Kogan
8/1/01
43K-HTML, 57K-PDF, 10pp.
pub # 01-134, $3.00

Fact Sheet: How Much of The Surplus Remains After The Tax Cut?
John Springer, Robert Greenstein, and Richard Kogan
6/27/01
13K-HTML, 32K-PDF, 2pp.
01-115F, no charge

How Much of The Surplus Remains After The Tax Cut?
Richard Kogan, Robert Greenstein, and Joel Friedman
Rev. 6/27/01
48K-HTML, 63K-PDF, 10pp.
01-115, $3.00

New Tax-Cut Law Ultimately Costs as Much as Bush Plan Gimmicks Used to Camouflage $4.1 Trillion Cost in Second Decade
Joel Friedman, Richard Kogan, and Robert Greenstein
Revised 6/27/01
34K-HTML, 50K-PDF, 8pp.
01-102, $3.00

Possible Health Insurance Deduction Amendment To the Patients' Bill of Rights Offers Little Help to the Uninsured
Iris J. Lav and Edwin Park
6/19/01
26K-HTML, 46K-PDF, 7pp.
01-121, $3.00

The Changes The New Tax Law Makes in Refundable Tax Credits For Low-Income Working Families,
Robert Greenstein
Rev. 6/18/01
29K-HTML, 53K-PDF, 6pp.
01-120, $3.00

Likely Medical Savings Account Amendments to Patient's Bill of Rights Could Drive Up the Price of Health Insurance Premiums and Increase the Number of Uninsured
Iris J. Lav and Edwin Park
6/12/01
34K-HTML, 46K-PDF, 9pp.
01-113, $3.00

Pathbreaking CBO Study Shows Dramatic Increases in Income Disparities in 1980s and 1990s: An Analysis of the CBO Data
Isaac Shapiro, Robert Greenstein and Wendell Primus
5/31/01
Press Release: 11K-HTML, 35K-PDF, 3pp.
Full Report: 63K-HTML, 67K-PDF, 13pp.
01-103, $4.00

Under Conference Agreement, Dollar Gains for Top One Percent Essentially the Same as Under House and Bush Packages
5/26/01
35K-HTML, 25K-PDF, 3pp.
01-101, $3.00

Low-Income Families with a Full-Time Working Parent Would Fare Much Better Under Senate than House Child Credit Provision
5/22/01
4K-HTML, 69K-PDF, 1pp.
01-000, $0.00

Nearly One of Every Four Children Would Fare Better Under Senate than House Child Tax Credit Provision
Allen Dupree and Wendell Primus
5/22/01
18K-HTML, 88K-PDF, 5pp.

Who Would Benefit From the Tax Proposal Before the Senate?
Isaac Shapiro and Robert Greenstein
Revised 5/21/01
31K-HTML, 88K-PDF, 7pp.

Senate Finance Proposal Masks Full Cost: Chairman's Mark is Nearly as Large as Bush Tax Cut in Second Ten Years
Richard Kogan, Joel Friedman, and Robert Greenstein
Revised 5/15/01
40K-HTML and 105K-PDF, 10pp

Estate Tax Repeal and the Top Income Tax Rate Cut: A State-by-State Look at Who Would Benefit
Iris J. Lav
5/14/01
62K-HTML and 86K-PDF, 4pp

Even If the 39.6 Percent Rate Is Unchanged, Taxpayers in the Top Bracket Would Receive a Tax Cut of More than $10,000 from Other Rate Changes
Isaac Shapiro
Revised 5/10/01
7K-HTML and 70K-PDF, 2pp

New Treasury Press Release Inflates Impact of Lowering Top Tax Rate On Small Business Owners
Robert Greenstein and Isaac Shapiro
5/9/01
9K-HTML and 19K-PDF, 3pp

Will Congressional Tax-Writers Evade the Budget Resolution Limit on Tax Cuts? Tax-Writers Could Do So Through Backloading and Other Gimmicks
Joel Friedman, Richard Kogan, and Robert Greenstein
5/9/01
38K-HTML and 100K-PDF, 10pp

If Estate Tax Is Repealed, Repeal of Gift Tax Would Not Be Far Behind
Iris J. Lav
5/3/01
8K-HTML and 72K-PDF, 2pp

Reduction of Top Rate Costs $237 Billion Over Ten Years, Even Though Fewer Than 1% of Filers Are in The Top Bracket
Joel Friedman and Robert Greenstein
5/3/01
10K-HTML and 70K-PDF, 2pp

Reducing the Top Tax Rates: How Much Benefit to Small Business? Many More Small Business Owners Would Fail to Benefit From Bush Tax Plan than Would Benefit from Cut in Top Tax Rates
Isaac Shapiro and Robert Greenstein
5/3/01
19K-HTML and 83K-PDF, 5pp

The Constitutional Amendment to Require a Two-Thirds Supermajority to Raise Taxes
Robert Greenstein
4/24/01
33K-HTML and 96K-PDF, 9pp

Administration MSA Expansions Could Drive Up Health Insurance Premiums and Create New Tax Shelter
Iris J. Lav and Edwin Park
Revised 4/24/01
32K-HTML and 87K-PDF, 9pp

The Bush Tax Cut Is Now about the Same Size As the Reagan Tax Cuts
Robert Greenstein
4/19/01
34K-HTML and 99K-PDF, 8pp

Heritage Foundation Attack on Center Rests on Misrepresentation
Robert Greenstein
4/19/01
7K-HTML and 70K-PDF, 2pp

Tax Freedom Day Report Flawed
Iris J. Lav, Joel Friedman, and James Sly
4/13/01
52K-HTML and 39K-PDF, 3pp

Tax Foundation Figures Lead to Inaccurate Impression of Middle-Class Tax Burdens
Iris J. Lav, Joel Friedman, and James Sly
Revised 4/13/01
37K-HTML and 137K-PDF, 10pp

The Provisions in the House Tax Bill for Married Couples
James Sly and Isaac Shapiro
Revised 4/5/01
9K-HTML and 76K-PDF, 2pp

How the House Bill to Expand the Child Tax Credit and Reduce Taxes for Married Couples Would Affect Lower-Income Families
Robert Greenstein and Isaac Shapiro
Revised 4/5/01
38K-HTML and 99K-PDF, 11pp

Lower-Cost Estate Tax Repeal Reflects Slow Phase-In
Joel Friedman
Revised 4/4/01
31K-HTML and 32K-PDF, full report, 8pp
5K-HTML and 15K-PDF short version, 1pp

Cost of Tax Cut Would More Than Double to $5 Trillion in Second Ten Years
Richard Kogan, Joel Friedman, and Robert Greenstein
Revised 4/3/01
28K-HTML and 54K-PDF, full report, 8pp
8K-HTML and 25K-PDF short version, 2pp

Would Raising IRA Contribution Limits Bolster Retirement Security for Lower- and Middle-Income Families?
Peter Orszag and Jonathan Orszag
4/2/01
69K-HTML and 114K-PDF, full report, 16pp, 88K-PDF summary, 4pp

About One Percent of Small Business Owners Pay 39.6 Percent Tax Rate
Isaac Shapiro and Robert Greenstein
Revised 3/28/01
7K-HTML, and 72K-PDF, 1pp

Fact Sheet: Tax Cuts vs. Spending Increases: Is There a Basis for Chairman Greenspan's Preference for Tax Cuts?
3/27/01
11K-HTML, 75K-PDF, 3pp, and 36K-HTML full report

House Ways and Means Action to Date Adds $300 Billion to Cost of Administration's Tax Cuts
Joel Friedman, Richard Kogan, and James Sly
3/23/01
21K-HTML, and 79K-PDF, 5pp

Tax Cuts vs. Spending Increases: Is There a Basis for Chairman Greenspan's Preference for Tax Cuts?
Jason Furman and Peter Orszag
3/21/01
37K-HTML, and 43K-PDF, 10pp

Fact Sheet: How to Avoid Over-Committing the Available Surplus: Would a Tax-Cut "Trigger" Be Effective or Is There a Better Way?
3/21/01
6K-HTML, 15K-PDF, 1pp, and 30K-HTML full report

What The Trustees' Report Indicates About The Financial Status of Social Security
Robert Greenstein and Wendell Primus
3/19/01
24K-HTML press release, 22K-PDF, 2pp press release, and 30K-PDF, 5pp

Fact Sheet: Marginal Tax Rate Reductions and the Economy: What Would Be the Long-Term Effects of the Bush Tax Cut?
3/19/01
9K-HTML, 21K-PDF, 2pp, and 54K-HTML full report

How to Avoid Over-Committing the Available Surplus: Would a Tax-Cut "Trigger" Be Effective or Is There a Better Way?
Richard Kogan and Robert Greenstein
Revised 3/16/01
27K-HTML, 33K-PDF, 7pp. summary and 81K-PDF, 22pp. summary

Income Tax Rates and High-Income Taxpayers: How Strong is the Case for Major Rate Reductions?
Isaac Shapiro and Joel Friedman
Revised 3/16/01
100K-HTML, 80K-PDF, 35pp, 30K-PDF, 6pp summary and 10K-HTML fact sheet

How Strong Is The Case For Major Rate Reductions For High-income Taxpayers?
Isaac Shapiro, Joel Friedman, and John Springer
Revised 3/16/01
10K-HTML, 18K-PDF, 2pp and 84K-PDF of full report

Can Capital Gains Carry-Over Basis Replace The Estate Tax?
Iris J. Lav and Joel Friedman
3/15/01
24K-HTML, and 29K-PDF, 6pp

Marginal Tax Rate Reductions and the Economy: What Would Be the Long-Term Effects of the Bush Tax Cut?
Peter Orszag
3/15/01
54K-HTML, 53K-PDF, 13pp. 9K-HTML

New Treasury Distributional Table Departs Sharply from Previous Treasury Methodology: New Table Understates Gains to the Top and Overstates Gains for the Rest; Fuller Assessment Shows Gains Concentrated at the Top
Isaac Shapiro
Revised 3/9/01
23K-HTML, and 27K-PDF, 6pp.

Bush Tax Cut and House Rate Cuts Widen Record After-tax Income Disparities: Percentage Increase in After-tax Income for Those at the Very Top Three Times Larger than for Middle Fifth
Isaac Shapiro and Jim Sly
Revised 3/7/01
13K-HTML, 20K-PDF, 3pp.

New Joint Tax Committee Estimates Raise Cost of Bush Tax Plan Cost Now Well Over $2 Trillion
Richard Kogan and Robert Greenstein
Revised 3/6/01
9K-HTML, 18K-PDF, 3pp.

Is The House Tax Bill Necessary to Avoid a Recession?
Peter Orszag
Revised 3/5/01
17K-HTML, 24K-PDF, 4pp.

Center Responds to Secretary O'Neill on the Benefits Of the Bush Tax Cut for Highest-Income Taxpayers
Robert Greenstein
3/1/01
15K-HTML, 21K-PDF, 4pp.

Is a Large Tax Cut Needed to Forestall an Explosion in Spending?
Robert Greenstein
2/27/01
14K-HTML, 25K-PDF, 4pp.

The Latest IRS Data On After-Tax Income
Isaac Shapiro
2/26/01
Full Report: 60K-HTML, 21K-PDF, 10pp.
Press Release: 37K-HTML, 10K-PDF, 9pp.

Heritage Response to Center Analysis of Cost of Bush Tax Cut Does Not Withstand Scrutiny
Robert Greenstein and Joel Friedman
2/26/01
27K-HTML, 32K-PDF, 8pp.

4,500 Very Large Estates Would Receive as Much in Annual Tax Reductions under Bush Plan as 140 Million Americans
Isaac Shapiro, Iris J. Lav, and Jim Sly
2/26/01
Press Release: 7K-HTML, 19K-PDF, 2pp.
Full Report: 21K-HTML, 36K-PDF, 6pp.
pub. # 01-026, $3.00

How the Bush Tax Cut Compares in Size To the Reagan Tax Cuts
Peter Orszag
Rev. 2/20/01
24K-HTML, 36K-PDF, 6pp.

Tax Credits for Individuals to Buy Health Insurance Won't Help Many Uninsured Families
Iris J. Lav and Joel Friedman
2/15/01
94K-HTML, 96K-PDF, 25pp.

Press Release: More than Half of Black and Hispanic Families Would Not Benefit from Bush Tax Plan
2/15/01
8K-HTML, 22K-PDF, 2pp.

More than Half of Black and Hispanic Families Would Not Benefit from Bush Tax Plan
Isaac Shapiro, Allen Dupree and Jim Sly
2/15/01
29K-HTML, 49K-PDF, 7pp.

Testimony of Robert Greenstein, Executive Director, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities before the House Committee on Ways and Means
Robert Greenstein
2/13/01
49K-HTML, 52K-PDF, 14pp.

An Estimated 12 Million Low- and Moderate-Income Families, with 24 Million Children, Would Not Benefit from Bush Tax Plan
Isaac Shapiro, Allen Dupree and James Sly
2/7/01
21K-HTML, 29K-PDF, 6pp.

Taking Down the Toll Booth to the Middle Class? Myth and Reality Governing the Bush Tax Plan and Lower-income Working Families
Robert Greenstein and Isaac Shapiro
Revised 2/6/01.
35K-HTML, 48K-PDF, 9pp

Estate Tax Repeal: A Costly Windfall for the Wealthiest Americans
Iris J. Lav and Joel Friedman
Revised 2/6/01
80K-HTML, 86K-PDF, 19pp.

How Would Families at Different Income Levels Benefit from the Bush Tax Cut?
Robert Greenstein
2/6/01
24K-HTML, 31K-PDF, 6pp.

CBO Assumes Faster Economic Growth than It Had Previously, and Therefore a Larger Ten-Year Surplus
Richard Kogan
Revised 1/31/01
16K-HTML, 26K-PDF, 4pp.

What the New CBO Projections Mean: Can the New Surplus Projections Accommodate a Large Tax Cut?
Robert Greenstein and Richard Kogan
1/31/01
109K-HTML, 70K-PDF, 14pp.

Taxes on Middle-Income Families are Declining
Iris J. Lav
Revised 1/10/01
90K-HTML, 120K-PDF, 9pp.
pub # 00-153, $3.00

Can the New Surplus Projections Accommodate a Large Tax Cut?
Robert Greenstein
1/4/01
55K-HTML, 57K-PDF, 14pp.
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