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 Leonard Burman - “Still, such a idea is political dynamite. The politics are impossible, ... Politicians do this at their peril.”
 Len Burman - “The breakdown of people who are hit by the tax is like a demographic profile of the population in the New York area.”
 Len Burman - “There is a big opportunity for double-dipping.”
 Jonathan Burman - “We're always concerned when things don't go perfectly, but we will find out what happened here and make sure it doesn't happen again. And we will adjust the scores accordingly.”
 Leonard Burman - “All economists agree tax policy has an effect on the economy. The hard thing is to figure out how to measure these effects in the real world.”
 Jonathan Burman - “It's important for parents to meet this deadline.”
 Leonard Burman - “Will Rogers once said, 'If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop digging.' Medicare is in a deep hole. Maybe it is time to stop digging.”
 Leonard Burman - “The subsidies encourage people to get insurance at work, stifling the individual non-group market, and they encourage employers to provide overly generous insurance since the cost is subsidized. What's more, the subsidy is upside down - aiding mostly the high-income families that would probably purchase insurance under any scenario, and providing little aid to those of modest means.”
 Len Burman - “They officials have put the cost of the storm at 26 billion, but that could balloon. Nobody knows. If we are at a tipping point, obviously the impact could be worse.”
 Leonard Burman - “There was a proposal in Congress that would raise a point of order against any tax proposal that would not deal with the AMT. It died.”
 Leonard Burman - “That's not to say there haven't been efforts to reform the system. There was a proposal in Congress that would raise a point of order against any tax proposal that would not deal with the AMT, ... It died.”
 Len Burman - “We're setting things up for both conservatives' and liberals' worst nightmare. We're going to have a government that can't provide even essential services, and we're going to have tax rates that make our historical tax rates look like some golden era by comparison.”