President Donald Trump completed his 12-day trip to Asia this week without a big policy achievement—or major gaffes. But the real action was in Congress, where allegations of sexual harassment hit a sitting lawmaker (Sen. Al Franken) and continued to pile up against Alabama senate candidate Roy Moore. The House and Senate also took major steps towards overhauling the tax code, with the House passing the 447-page bill just a few weeks after it was introduced.
The headline changes in the new Senate tax bill released late Tuesday night were a bigger child tax credit and the sunset of all individual tax cuts after 2025—but behind those, the new version of the bill includes dozens of carveouts and special provisions that will arrive like a gift for some industries and taxpayers.
In 1977, with the economy struggling and unemployment above 7 percent, Congress launched a new job-creation program. It was done through the tax code, offering employers up to a $2,100 credit for each new hire. Over the past 40 years, the program has cost tens of billions of dollars and been reformed dozens of times.
@MattBruenig@joshbivens_DC@LarryMishel Yeah I've seen some of those but I think they came more from right-leaning economists. That makes the Summers paper more interesting (celebrity doesn't hurt either)
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