In a special 32-page section of articles in this week's issue of Tax Notes, Congress gets advice from, among others:
- Katherine Baicker, a member of President Bush's Council of Economic Advisor, on healthcare and the tax code;
- Mark A. Weinberger, the former assistant treasury secretary for tax policy for President Bush, on rethinking how the federal government raises and spends money;
- Jason Furman, President Clinton's former special assistant for economic policy, on making social policy through the tax code;
- Donald C. Alexander, the former Internal Revenue Service (IRS) commissioner, on enforcing the tax code; and
- Lawrence B. Gibbs, another former IRS commissioner, on the Democrats' tax-related policy agenda.
Among the other tax experts who contributed articles are columnist Bruce Bartlett; Christopher Bergin, president and publisher of Tax Analysts; Chris Edwards, director of tax policy at the Cato Institute; John Engler, president and CEO of the National Association of Manufacturers; Stephen J. Entin, president and executive director of the Institute for Research on the Economics of Taxation; Scott A. Hodge, president of the Tax Foundation; John S. Irons, director of tax and budget policy at the Center for American Progress; Stewart Karlinsky, graduate tax director at San Jose State University; and Edward D. Kleinbard, partner with Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton.
Also contributing are Martin Lobel, partner at Lobel, Novins & Lamont and chairman of Tax Analysts board of directors; Maya MacGuineas, director of the fiscal policy program at the New America Foundation; Robert S. McIntyre, director of Citizens for Tax Justice; Daniel J. Mitchell, senior fellow at the Heritage Foundation; Grover G. Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform; Burgess J.W. and William L. Raby, adjunct professor at the University of Arizona and emeritus professor at Arizona State University, respectively; Deborah Schenk, professor of taxation at the New York University School of Law and a member of Tax Analysts board of director; and Gene Steuerle, senior fellow at the Urban Institute.
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