The Washington Post

It's not every day that you get tax policy broken down in cartoon form, so savor this one, folks.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Aug 30, 2013
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Sure, millionaires pay the most. But even the poorest Americans would have to pay higher cigarette taxes.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Apr 23, 2013
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Paul Ryan says he wants to keep revenue constant. That's going to be very, very difficult.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Mar 15, 2013
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As a result of the fiscal cliff deal, there's a special new tax bracket that only 500 people will fall into.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Jan 18, 2013
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Mitt Romney won't say how his tax plan adds up. Wonkblog created a tax policy calculator that lets you do the work for him. So go on, give it a try. Reform the tax code.

  • Dylan Matthews and Ezra Klein
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  • Oct 31, 2012
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Mitt Romney doesn't just want to cap deductions and lower rates. He also wants to reverse cuts meant to help the poor.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Oct 18, 2012
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If we go over the fiscal cliff, everyone will pay more taxes on each additional dollar they earn. But the hike for poor Americans is especially dramatic.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Oct 11, 2012
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Political scientists Michael Tomz and Robert van Houweling, of Stanford and Berkeley respectively, have found that vagueness is actually an asset for political candidates. Which is good news for Mitt Romney.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Oct 10, 2012
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What you think about Romney's fundraiser remarks, he doesn't have a plan that corrects the "problem" he's bemoaning.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Sep 18, 2012
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Everyone pays some of the corporate income tax, even as those on the top pay the vast majority of it.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Sep 17, 2012
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A deep dive into the Romney campaign's evidence for the claim that Obama is raising taxes on the middle class. Includes many, many distributional tables.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Aug 17, 2012
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As polarized as Washington is over tax and budget issues, a base-broadening, rate-lowering tax-code overhaul has become the one policy every wonk in town can agree on. But that's usually because they haven't run the numbers.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Aug 10, 2012
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If you make the tax plan revenue-neutral by cutting deductions and credits, the economic growth effect goes away.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Aug 2, 2012
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Romney can take some solace in knowing his allies in Congress have proposed a plan that shifts the burden from high-income to middle-income taxpayers even more dramatically.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Aug 1, 2012
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