Economic Recovery Measures

Break Glass Here: A Responsible Plan to Combat the Next Recession

The United States is in the midst of one of the longest periods of sustained economic growth in its history, but there are signs that this prolonged...
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Aug 19, 2019 | Blog Paper Press Release | Taxes

How Much Would a Payroll Tax Holiday Cost?

Update 8/20/19: While speaking in the Oval Office, President Trump confirmed that a payroll tax cut and indexing capital gains were under discussion...
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Jun 22, 2017 | Blog Paper Press Release | Taxes

Do Temporary Tax Cuts Only Have A Small Impact on Growth?

While promoting tax reform, House Speaker Paul Ryan stated Tuesday that temporary tax cuts do not produce a large boost to economic growth: These...

CBO Closes the Book on the 2009 Stimulus

CBO unofficially closed the books on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA, or the 2009 stimulus), putting out its final report on the...
Nov 7, 2014 | Blog Paper Press Release | Taxes

Are Accelerated Write-Off Provisions Effective?

Two of the biggest items among the tax extenders that Congress may consider before the end of the year are two provisions that allow accelerated...

Fed and Treasury 'rowing in opposite directions'

The Federal Reserve's efforts to help the economy recover through quantitative easing (QE), twisting, and tapering have made front page news without...
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Senate to Consider Bipartisan Housing Finance Reform Bill

The push among lawmakers to reform housing finance has picked up lately, as proposals have been emerging in recent weeks. The most prominent one in...
Apr 25, 2014 | Blog Paper Press Release

CBO's Latest Estimate of TARP: $27 Billion

Caught up in the release of CBO's baseline and its analysis of the President's budget last week was another CBO update of their estimate of the...

There They Go Again: More Timing Gimmicks Being Used as Offsets

It seems to be Gimmick Week in DC. After two of the Medicare physician payment bills offset their costs with gimmicks, the recently announced...

Explaining the "Double-Dipping" Provision

As the Senate looks for offsets for an unemployment insurance extension, there is one provision that has gotten some attention: ending "double-...

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