Budget deficit Budget deficit

Members of the College Republican National Committee demonstrated against the estate tax in Washington in 2006. The tax was eliminated in 2010 but was reinstated a year later. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Alex Wong/Getty Images

As GOP Lawmakers Eye Cutting Estate Tax, Will They Increase Income Inequality?

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/568828538/569039681" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Sens. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., Bob Corker, R-Tenn., and Ron Johnson, R-Wis., seen at a hearing earlier this month, held up floor action on Thursday evening over concerns about how to control the deficit if the GOP tax bill doesn't result in strong economic growth. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP

Seated behind a stack of IRS and tax volumes, Rep. Tom Reed, R-N.Y. (left), and Rep. Mike Kelly, R-Pa., attend a Ways and Means Committee debate on the GOP tax plan on Wednesday. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

toggle caption
J. Scott Applewhite/AP

Plants for auction at GCSurplus, the Canadian Government's site for the sale of surplus goods. Plants from the House of Commons may soon join them. Courtesy of Public Works And Government Services Canada hide caption

toggle caption
Courtesy of Public Works And Government Services Canada

President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio talk with reporters at the White House after a meeting about the federal budget deficit and economy in Nov. 2012. Some Republicans have proposed raising the Medicare eligibility age to 67. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Carolyn Kaster/AP

White House Details 2013 Cuts If Congress Doesn't Avert Fiscal Cliff

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/161169008/161175560" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript