James Pethokoukis

What happened to Obama’s bank tax?

October 5, 2010

Via my Breakingviews opinion-torial:

Detecting a political pulse on the proposed U.S. bank tax is hard. Yet bankers still fret a revival. They know Congress, eager to pay for expiring tax cuts, sees them as a pool of ready cash. And even if Wall Street dodges that bullet, the cost of rescuing mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac may still shock the levy back to life.

Gelinas on the bank tax

January 14, 2010

The great Nicole Gelinas on the bank tax (I have Q&A coming up with her late, BTW):