Pete Davis advises Wall Street money managers on Washington policy developments that affect the financial markets. He blogs at Capital Gains and Games. President of his own consulting firm since 1992, Davis Capital Investment Ideas, Pete draws on 11 years of experience as a Capitol Hill economist with the Joint Committee on Taxation (1974-1981), the Senate Budget Committee (1981-1983), and Senator Robert C. Byrd (1992). He worked in the House and Senate, and for Republicans and Democrats. Davis brought the first computer policy model, the Treasury Individual Income Tax Model, to Capitol Hill in early 1974, when he became a revenue estimator on the Joint Committee on Taxation. He formulated the 1975 rebate, the earned income tax credit, the 1976 estate tax rates, the 1978 marginal tax rates, and the Roth-Kemp tax cut. He left Capitol Hill in 1983 for the Washington Research Office of Prudential-Bache Securities, where he advised investors for seven years.
Bush broke the government. So who's going to fix it?
ASK THIS | July 17, 2008
You don't have to be a Washington policy wonk to notice that our government has ceased to function on many levels. A veteran budget expert writes that the political candidates who will inherit Bush's mess need to be asked what they're going to do restore the government to working order.
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