Analysis of Policy Concerning the Mortgage Interest Deduction, An
Tax policy can prove to be complex, and it often contains numerous backdoor spending programs that would not otherwise be authorized through a direct spending program. The National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, whose purpose is to put forward a bipartisan proposal to balance the budget and improve the long-term fiscal outlook, has presented a report identifying how a tax reform should be structured. Although this research paper does not analyze every aspect of that report, it does address the mortgage interest deduction. The deduction can be seen as helping the nation increase ...
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