James Pethokoukis

The budget deficit examined

August 31, 2010

Nice chart from Jim Glassman over at JPMorgan on why we have a such a giant budget deficit:

An obvious tax cut

August 31, 2010

Josh Barro of the Manhattan Institute give a wonderful explanation of the wisdom of indexing capital gains taxes for inflation. Here is  a taste:

Are tax cuts on the Obama autumn agenda?

August 31, 2010

I would love to think so. And I know some folks on Wall Street would love to believe. But there are few signs that Obama will change course on taxes.  Here is White House economic adviser Jason Furman: