Policymakers should take action to raise revenues, promote energy conservation, and reduce climate change.
Passing responsibilities down to lower levels of government should be undertaken primarily to place services closer to the people being served and to maximize administrative
Policymakers should expand opportunities for people to volunteer in their communities. This includes older adults and people with disabilities.
Tax reform should focus on raising sufficient revenue. It should make the tax system more equitable and efficient. Reforms should:
Reforming business taxes, such as corporate tax or a tax on the financial industry, should be considered in any effort to raise additional revenue.
Limitations can be set on the exclusions for other employer-provided benefits such as life insurance, tuition, and parking.
Eligibility for the exclusion for employer-provided health insurance should be determined based on the employer's coverage rules.
Lawmakers should maintain the tax-deferred status of employer-provided pensions as a critical way of promoting retirement savings.
The threshold for the medical expense deduction should be kept as low as possible.