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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 Price of Meaningful Tax Reform
Peter Lefkin, head of government and external affairs at Allianz of America, takes a look under the hood of the proposed Tax Reform Act of 2014 and why, regardless of its fate, it’s a blueprint for the future and a sobering conversation worth having.

State of the Union: Confronting the Limits of Power
Peter Lefkin, head of government and external affairs at Allianz of America, analyzes the president’s annual address and why he’s pursuing a more modest agenda that includes items like MyRA accounts for retirement savers, but doesn’t include tax reform.

Handicapping Washington’s Fiscal Fights
Peter Lefkin distills the political bout over a stopgap spending bill that risks a government shutdown if it’s not passed by Sept. 30, and a separate duel over raising the $16.7 trillion debt ceiling by mid-October.

Coping with America’s Power Outage
Ahead of a possible government shutdown and a fierce debt-ceiling debate, Peter Lefkin, head of government and external affairs of Allianz of America, comments on how leadership has failed in a new era of digital democracy.

Immigration Reform and Its Political Realities
Peter Lefkin, head of government and external affairs at Allianz of America, takes an in-depth look at proposed immigration amnesty, where Democrats and Republicans stand on the issue and how it will shape the political landscape in 2013 and beyond.

Round 2 of the Debt-Ceiling Debate
5 Questions with Peter Lefkin
Peter Lefkin, head of government and external affairs at Allianz of America, breaks down the latest developments on the $16.4 trillion debt ceiling and related budget battles including the possibility of tax and entitlement reform. 

State of the Union Reveals Stark Contrast Between President and GOP Visions
Peter Lefkin, head of government and external affairs at Allianz of America, breaks down the president’s address, highlighting the political implications of his legislative agenda and the fierce sparring over deficits and spending that lies ahead.

The Dividend Tax Debate: Soaking the Rich or Raining on the Recovery?
Peter Lefkin, SVP of government and external affairs at Allianz of America, discusses the looming expiration of Bush-era tax cuts scheduled to sunset at the end of 2012. Get keen insight on the politics behind the policy from a Washington insider.




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