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Romney’s tax plan: You still can’t drive cross country in 15 hours without speeding

Bill Gale devised an awesome analogy for the Romney middle class tax increase debate: Suppose Governor Romney said that he wants to drive a car from Boston to Los Angeles in 15 hours. And suppose some analysts employed tools of … Continue reading

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Hard to debate a Moving Target (and other reasons why Romney won the debate tonight)

Romney won. Here’s why: 1. It’s hard to hit a moving target: When the President came ready to take on Romney’s $5 trillion tax plan, Romney simply changed his plan in real time. While this might make for good flip … Continue reading

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When are people paying taxes? 47% and taxes over the lifecycle

See Economist’s View for more details

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Which tax cuts stimulate the economy?

David Cay Johnston of Reuters covered my research today: Tax cuts are the key to job creation, or so Mitt Romney, running mate Paul Ryan and the 2012 Republican platform all say. But what does the empirical evidence show? Is the … Continue reading

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Is Romney’s plan mathematically possible? Feldstein vs Tax Policy Center

Marty Feldstein has a 8/28 WSJ oped on the Romney tax plan in which he argues the Tax Policy Center‘s numbers are off and that Romney’s plan is mathematically possible. From a quick look, here are 3 reasons why they come to different conclusions: … Continue reading

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Romney’s economic plan is “mathematically impossible”

Ezra has a great article on one of the most important and substantive issues of the 2012 campaign

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