2016 Tax Proposals

Grading the Tax Plans: Clinton and Trump

How the Candidates’ Tax Proposals Could Affect the Economy, the Deficit and You

The Fiscal Times
Tax Proposal Report Card
Clinton Gale Hoagland Holtz-Eakin Average
Legislative feasibility B C D C
Economic growth B D F D+
Fiscal responsibility A B D B-
Impact on taxpayers A B D B-
Expert Average A- C+ D-
Trump Gale Hoagland Holtz-Eakin Average
Legislative feasibility D C F D
Economic growth D C C C-
Fiscal responsibility D D F D-
Impact on taxpayers F C C D+
Expert Average D- C- D-
William C. Gale
Co-Director Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center,
focuses on tax policy, fiscal policy, pensions and saving behavior. He is also director of the Retirement Security Project at Brookings.
William Hoagland
Senior V.P. at the Bipartisan Policy Center,
helps direct and manage fiscal, health and economic policy. He spent 25 years on the Senate staff and was director of Budget and Appropriations from 2003 to 2007.
Douglas Holtz-Eakin
President of the American Action Forum,
was Director of the Congressional Budget Office from 2003-2005 and served as a senior staff economist on President George H.W. Bush’s Council of Economic Advisors.