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Corker Spending Cap: An Automatic Destabilizer

May 4, 2011

Testifying before the Senate Finance Committee today on the limitations on reducing deficits through changes in the budget process, Senior Fellow Paul Van de Water explained that Senator Corker’s proposed federal spending cap would (among other things) make the economy less stable:

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April 30, 2011

This week on Off the Charts, we talked about House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan’s budget plan, taxes, the deficit, the economy, Medicaid, state pensions, and State Earned Income Tax Credits.

The United States Is a Low-Tax Country, Cont.

April 27, 2011

One of our recent top ten tax charts showed that the United States is near the bottom of the international spectrum in total general government receipts as a share of the national economy. This is the OECD’s most comprehensive measure of government revenues and includes not only direct taxes but also license and user fees, royalties collected from extracting oil and other resources on public lands, and other revenue sources.

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April 22, 2011

This week on Off the Charts, we talked about Chairman Ryan’s budget plan, the budget deficit, tax expenditures, health, state tax and budget issues, school meals, tax expenditures, and housing.

Updating Ryan

April 21, 2011

We’ve updated our report showing that the bulk of cuts in House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan’s budget would come in programs for lower-income Americans to reflect the changes he made to the budget before it went to the House floor.

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April 16, 2011

This week on Off the Charts, we talked about federal budget issues, state budget issues, tax issues, and some basics about the U. S. tax system.

Top Ten Tax Charts

April 15, 2011

With the April 18 tax filing deadline fast approaching, we’ve assembled these charts to provide a big-picture look at the U.S. tax system.

Bob Greenstein on President Obama's Deficit-Reduction Plan

April 14, 2011

We just issued a statement on President Obama's deficit reduction plan.

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April 9, 2011

This week on Off the Charts, we talked about House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan’s sweeping budget plan, the continuing 2011 federal appropriations process, state pensions, state budgets, and tax policy.

Ryan’s Cowardly Budget

April 6, 2011

The Center has just issued a statement on House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan’s budget plan and a brief analysis showing that the plan would get about two-thirds of its more than $4 trillion in budget cuts over 10 years from programs that serve people of limited means.

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