Joel Friedman

Joel Friedman is Vice President for Federal Fiscal Policy at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, where he specializes in federal budget and tax issues.  In addition, he focuses on issues of budget transparency and accountability around the world as a Senior Fellow at the Center’s International Budget Partnership (IBP).

Articles by this author

Individuals in Portland, Maine protesting the GOP tax bill. (Photo: Jenna McGuire) Views
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Tax Bill’s Cost Could Hit $2.2 Trillion Over Next Decade
The Republican tax bill is loaded with expiring provisions and delayed tax increases that help it comply with budget rules but hide its likely real cost; if policymakers down the road don’t let these provisions take effect, as leading Republicans say they prefer , the bill’s cost would be about $2...
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 "There is ample historical evidence to support the view that the tax increases are unlikely to take effect." (Photo: AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) Views
Thursday, November 30, 2017
“Trigger” in Senate Tax Bill Flawed, Inadequate, and Unrealistic
Some Senate Republicans have raised important concerns that the tax bill on which the Senate is likely to vote this week would significantly increase deficits. In response, Senate Republican leaders are considering adding a “trigger” to the bill that would reportedly activate corporate tax...
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