Peter Lefkin, senior vice president of government and external affairs at Allianz of America, writes a regular column, Inside the Beltway, on Washington politics and legislation.
The Dividend Tax Debate: Soaking the Rich or Raining on the Recovery?
The Bush-era tax cuts are scheduled to sunset at the end of 2012, which means higher tax rates for investors if Congress takes no action. Get keen insight on the politics behind the policy from a Washington insider.
Key Takeaways from Obama’s State of the Union
A comprehensive breakdown of the President’s address including his views on foreign policy, job creation, the economy, taxes, housing and Wall Street.
Debt Task Force Not So Super
The implications of the Super Committee’s failure to put together a plan to reduce the deficit by its Thanksgiving deadline.
Debt 'Super Committee' Now On the Clock
A quick overview of the newly minted task force commissioned to come up with ways to reduce the U.S. budget deficit by Thanksgiving.
What the New Debt-Ceiling Law Means
Lawmakers effectively raised the debt ceiling by more than $2.1 trillion and staved off a U.S. default. But what does it mean for the fiscal health of our nation and the economy?