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Tax Policy after the Midterm


In the 111th Congress, tax legislation, like most other areas of congressional policy-making, has been dominated by partisan conflict. The results of the midterm elections, however, are likely to intensify that conflict and provide significant additional obstacles to the movement of the Obama administration's tax agenda. In this article, Len Bickwit discusses both the difficulties the administration will face in pursuing its tax agenda and the areas where there is potential for bipartisan compromise.