As a candidate, President Obama promised a tax plan that would reduce taxes for some 95% of Americans. This week he announced a first leg of his plan — closing some of the loopholes that permit American businesses who do work abroad from paying US taxes. What President Obama’s first steps toward tax reform tell us about policy changes we can expect in the future.


  • John Irons Research and Policy Director, Economic Policy Institute
  • Dan Mitchell Senior Fellow, Cato Institute
  • Rosanne Altshuler Co-director, The Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center

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