simpson-bowles

What you need to know about the new Simpson-Bowles plan

The new Simpson-Bowles plan includes less in tax increases and more in spending cuts than the original.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Feb 19, 2013

How the ‘fiscal cliff’ will affect your taxes, in one chart

The various plans floating around the fiscal cliff vary widely in which income groups they'd hit. Here's how they differ, in one chart.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Dec 14, 2012

11 shocking, true facts about Simpson-Bowles

Did you know Simpson-Bowles has $2.6 trillion in tax increases? Or that it taxes capital gains as ordinary income? Or that it cuts deeper into defense than the sequester? Or that it raises the gas tax by 15 cents? These, and other amazing facts, inside.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Dec 4, 2012

What will the next ‘fiscal cliff’ look like?

Let's face it: Congress will probably kick the can down the road again. But that means they'll need a new set of punishments to push them to act in six months or a year. So what sort of fiscal cliff will they set up next time?

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Dec 3, 2012

Simpson-Bowles style tax reform begins by ending the Bush tax cuts for the rich

Simpson-Bowles assumes the expiration of the Bush tax cuts for income over $250,000. It's built into their "plausible baseline." Having banked the revenue from those tax cuts, they then turn to tax reform.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Nov 14, 2012

INTERACTIVE: Make President Obama’s tax plan add up!

Wednesday you got to do the math on Mitt Romney's tax plan. Today you get to do the math on President Obama's -- and on Simpson-Bowles.

  • Dylan Matthews and Ezra Klein
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  • Nov 1, 2012
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