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December 8, 2011
Tags:alternative minimum tax, AMT, Doc fix, expiring policies, expiring provisions, government funding, infographic, medicare, payroll tax cut, tax extenders, unemployment insurance
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As the drama of the payroll tax cut debate continues to unfold, we’re going to try to quickly catch everybody up.
Bankrupting America has a new breakdown of just what Congress has to get done before year’s end, excepting some sort of temporary punting maneuver that would just slide all of this into the first few weeks of 2012.
This time last year we talked to a toy manufacturer about how economic uncertainty was affecting his business. Are things any better now?
A quick look at the three most viewed posts from last week.
A roundup of this morning’s must-read budget and economic stories.
Three key problems highlighted during the payroll tax debate....
Last week taxpayers spent roughly $100 million on Congress.
Gretchen Hamel and LaDona discuss what Congress is up to and the lingering talks around the remaining policies expiring year-end....
The Medicare "doc fix" proves how difficult it is to cut government spending, especially when the spending is "automatic." Congress has repeatedly blocked the Medicare "doc fix" but what is it and how does it work....
A quick look at the three most popular posts from last week.
"Congress has a busy few weeks ahead of them. They have to deal with funding the government, some medicare issues, and it's looking like they....
Today, we give you a sneak peek at one of our forthcoming Budget Briefing Book's infographics - a closer look at Medicare.
When it comes to how much Washington spends on what, do Americans have a good grasp on the numbers? Our latest fact sheet has the answer.
"It was pretty clear that this was political theater. Both sides were trying to send a message to each other....