Research Report The Presidential Candidates' New Tax Proposals - October 27, 2008
Roberton C. Williams
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In response to the deterioration of the economy and the decline in asset values, Senators McCain and Obama have offered new proposals related to unemployment compensation, retirement savings, taxation of capital gains, and job creation. Although the proposals would provide some benefit, they have significant shortcomings.
Research Areas Economic mobility and inequality Children and youth Aging and retirement Taxes and budgets
Tags Fiscal policy Economic well-being Individual taxes Federal budget and economy
Policy Centers Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center