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Sam Goldfarb


Sam Goldfarb covers tax policy and other economics issues. He joined CQ in 2010 as a House leadership reporter, and before that he was a staff writer at Tax Analysts.

Sam grew up in the suburbs of New York City. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago and Northwestern University, where he received a master's in journalism. He currently lives in Washington, DC.

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Stories by Sam Goldfarb:

Mitt Romney's Latest Tax Idea Would Create Big Winners and Losers

Oct. 3, 2012

GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney and his campaign have started to get specific about how he might pay for his signature 20 percent cut in tax rates, and his latest idea is sure to create both winners and losers.

Economists Oppose Tighter Fiscal Policies, Favor Mixed Deficit Reduction

Sept. 24, 2012

A majority of economists in a new survey oppose fiscal tightening next year but want lawmakers to begin reducing the deficit in 2014 through a mix of spending cuts and tax increases.

Joint Bicameral Hearing Provides Forum to Consider Capital Gains Positions

Sept. 19, 2012

Congress is leaving a daunting list of tax questions unanswered until after the election. But lawmakers will debate one important and contentious issue, the tax treatment of capital gains, during a long-awaited hearing Thursday.

CBO Says Stimulus Added At Least 200,000 Jobs in Second Quarter

Aug. 23, 2012

The 2009 economic stimulus law still is having a lingering positive effect on the economy, boosting employment in the second quarter of this year by between 200,000 and 1.2 million jobs, the Congressional Budget Office says in a new report.

Congress Faces Numerous Hurdles to Tax Overhaul

Aug. 1, 2012

Lawmakers have been making promises that a sweeping overhaul of the tax system is around the corner, but many tax experts are skeptical such an ambitious undertaking is plausible in the current political environment.

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