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Tax cuts come with more than meets the eye

...any limitation on their size. A number of organizations, including most recently the Pew-Peterson Commission on Budget Reform, have recommended putting tax expenditures on a more even footing with ordinary spending programs. The types of reforms...
Outside Editorial: Obama makes good choices for national secuity

...he brings a detailed knowledge of the defense budget. He is expected to follow through on Gates' procurement and budget reforms. The appointments are expected to become effective this summer, a schedule that gives the Senate adequate time for...
Happy fiscal new year

...are to sustain our resolution. The Peterson-Pew Commission on Budget Reform, a non-partisan group of federal budget experts, has been working...Marvin Phaup is director of Pew Charitable Trust's Federal Budget Reform Initiative.
Outside editorial: Bipartisan action can curb debt panic

...before the recession. It is now dire. An important proposal being released Monday by the Peterson-Pew Commission on Budget Reform urges Congress and the White House to commit immediately to stabilizing the debt at 60 percent of GDP by 2018; come...
Outside editorial: Drowning in red ink

...promised to cut the deficit in half by 2014, but promises aren't enough. Recently, the Peterson-Pew Commission on Budget Reform recommended that the government make an enforceable pledge to stabilize federal debt at no more than 60 percent of...


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