9:30 am EDT - 11:00 am EDT

Past Event

The Current Tax Policy Debate: What Does it Mean for the American Taxpayer?

Thursday, April 12, 2001

9:30 am - 11:00 am EDT

The Brookings Institution
Falk Auditorium

1775 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC

As the April 16th income tax filing deadline approaches, the Brookings Institution will present a Forum on the current debate over tax policy. The rhetoric on Capitol Hill and around the country is heated and divisive, with both political parties grappling over tax cuts, the marriage penalty, progressivity, the estate tax, an immediate tax refund to stimulate the economy, and tax code simplification.

William Gale, a senior fellow at Brookings, and G. William Hoagland, staff director of the Senate Budget Committee, will present opposing views on the current issues. Following their presentations, Gale and Hoagland will join a panel of experts in a discussion moderated by Alan Murray, Washington Bureau Chief of the Wall Street Journal.