The Ryan Tax Plan: Assume a Can Opener

Bruce Bartlett


April 18, 2011

Tax Notes, Vol. 131, No. 3, April 18, 2011

This article reviews the tax side of Rep. Paul Ryan's budget proposal, which was released to much fanfare on April 5, 2011. It finds that the plan has insufficient detail to allow a thorough analysis and has many unsupported assumptions that are unlikely to be true. This may explain why Ryan bypassed the Joint Committee on Taxation in getting his proposal scored, turning instead to the conservative Heritage Foundation, which used dubious methods to conclude that the Ryan plan would have fantastic economic effects.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 4

Keywords: Paul Ryan, Heritage Foundation

JEL Classification: H20, H60, K34, O40

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Date posted: April 20, 2011  

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Bartlett, Bruce, The Ryan Tax Plan: Assume a Can Opener (April 18, 2011). Tax Notes, Vol. 131, No. 3, April 18, 2011. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1814372

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