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These CEOs Wanted To ‘Fix The Debt’ Until Trump Proposed A Massive Corporate Tax Cut

The Huffington Post | Ben Walsh | Posted 04.27.2017 | Politics

Fix the Debt exists for one reason: to argue for less U.S. government debt. It is an organization explicitly founded on the idea that lots of governme...

Kansas Is A Warning To The GOP, But They're Not Listening

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 03.01.2017 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

What’s the matter with Kansas? That phrase has been around a while, thanks to Thomas Frank’s book that explored why the state is so conservative. ...

The Economic Growth Myth of Tax Cuts for the Wealthy

John R. Burbank | Posted 02.23.2017 | Politics
John R. Burbank

The Republicans are working hard to continue embedding the economic myth that lowering taxes on the already affluent results in economic growth. It is...

Déjà vu All Over Again: The GOP Prepares to Make the Rich Even Richer

Tim Koechlin | Posted 01.23.2017 | Politics
Tim Koechlin

As the Republican Congress begins to execute its latest attack on poor and middle class Americans (the repeal of the Affordable Care Act; cuts in educ...

Kansas And Puerto Rico Show How Trump's Tax Cuts Will Hurt Us

Dave Johnson | Posted 01.20.2017 | Politics
Dave Johnson

The business-oriented media are loudly proclaiming that president-"elect" Donald Trump's proposed tax cuts for the rich and corporations will "boost" the economy.

Angry White Men Triumphant

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.10.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

For the past eight years, America has had an African-American president. Faced with the prospect of a white woman succeeding him, America instead just elected an angry white man as president. Call it the triumph of angry white men everywhere.

Would Trump's Simplified Tax Code Cost Thousands of Accountants Their Jobs?

Quora | Posted 11.08.2016 | Politics

What would Donald Trump do about the thousands of tax preparers that would lose their jobs if he simplifies the Tax Code? originally appeared on Quora...

Trump's Tinkle-Down Economy And The Conservative Job Creators Myth

Rizwan A. Rahmani | Posted 11.04.2016 | Politics
Rizwan A. Rahmani

Trump's anti-tax fantasy should sound familiar because it is: it has been tried and failed.

Small Businesses Speak Out Against Donald Trump's Tax Plan

Dave Johnson | Posted 10.16.2016 | Business
Dave Johnson

Donald Trump wants to dramatically cut taxes for the already-wealthy and their giant corporations. This would starve local communities of resources like teachers and infrastructure, while stacking the deck further against smaller, local businesses.

5 Wrong Things Trump Said About Taxes In The Debate

Frank Clemente | Posted 09.28.2016 | Politics
Frank Clemente

As usual, Donald Trump stretched, distorted and outright denied the truth in the debate Monday night. Some of his biggest whoppers were about taxes: both his own and his plans for everyone else's.

Trump Troubles

Prof. Joe Peyronnin | Posted 08.09.2016 | Politics
Prof. Joe Peyronnin

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump had hoped that Monday would be the day he could reboot his failing campaign. Instead, it would be a day filled with more bad news and further setbacks.

Clinton, Trump, and Budget-Busting Tax Cuts

Dean Baker | Posted 08.02.2016 | Business
Dean Baker

At the Democratic convention we got some insights into the Clinton campaign's line of attack on Donald Trump. While they rightfully intend to confront his racism, sexism, and xenophobia, the Clinton campaign also seems prepared to attack Trump's "budget-busting" tax cuts.

Unprecedented Political Commitment to Ending Homelessness: Where the Rubber Meets the Road

Patty Mullahy Fugere | Posted 05.11.2016 | DC
Patty Mullahy Fugere

We're heading into the final stretch of setting our collective budget priorities for 2017. The DC Council's first full vote on the budget is next Tues...

April 15th: The Real April Fool's Day

Nathan S. Sanders | Posted 04.19.2017 | Comedy
Nathan S. Sanders

The dreaded April 15th tax deadline has come and gone. Hopefully you got all squared away with our friends at the IRS...or filed an extension...or pay quarterly estimated taxes. If not, prepare for some penalties to start racking up.

Dear Bernie, It's Not "the Billionaire Class" You Need to Defeat But Its GOP Minions

Andy Schmookler | Posted 04.19.2017 | Politics
Andy Schmookler

Your political revolution, therefore, must begin with the discrediting of the Republican Party in the eyes of the American electorate. It is not enough for Americans to be angry with "Wall Street," another of your favorite targets. By itself, that anger does not erode the plutocrats' power.

It's Tax Time, But Corporations Aren't Paying

Frank Clemente | Posted 04.14.2017 | Politics
Frank Clemente

American corporations owe U.S. taxes on all their income wherever made, but thanks to a loophole called "deferral," they don't have to pay the bill on offshore profits until they bring the money home.

Donald Trump's Tax Plan: Can You Afford to Have Trump in Office?

GOBankingRates | Posted 04.08.2017 | Politics

By Lia Sestric, Contributor Republican presidential candidate and GOP frontrunner Donald Trump has big plans for your wallet. Trump's tax plan looks...

Short-Sighted Tax Cuts Hurting Energy States

Erica Williams | Posted 03.01.2017 | Politics
Erica Williams

The severe financial problems confronting states that rely heavily on revenues from oil, natural gas, and other energy sources would be much less seri...

13 Worst Things to Do With Your Tax Refund

GOBankingRates | Posted 03.01.2017 | Business

By Caroline Banton, Contributor People typically don't want to pay more taxes than they need to, but a tax refund implies just that. Withholding more...

Georgia Considers Misguided Tax Cuts

Michael Mitchell | Posted 02.26.2017 | Politics
Michael Mitchell

Georgia is the latest state to consider large income tax cuts despite the growing evidence that such an approach is misguided. Two bills before Georg...

Trump Thought Reagan's Tax Cuts Were A 'Disaster'

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grim | Posted 02.25.2016 | Politics

The United States doesn't win anymore. Anybody who's watched five minutes of Donald Trump knows as much. What is less known is that Trump dates the st...

The Final Obama Budget: What Did We Learn?

Douglas Holtz-Eakin | Posted 02.16.2017 | Politics
Douglas Holtz-Eakin

The spin around the release of the president's fiscal year 2017 budget proposals is that it is a "vision statement" of a progressive president no longer bound by any pretense of legislative viability.

Candidates Talk About the Middle Class But Forget the Poor

C. Nicole Mason | Posted 01.18.2017 | Politics
C. Nicole Mason

There has been virtually no discussion, from Republicans or Democrats, about how to improve the conditions of individuals and families in poverty who are striving to reach the middle class, but are not yet there. What about these people?

Obama Wisely Calls for Boosting Tax Credits for Childless Adults

Chuck Marr | Posted 01.13.2017 | Politics
Chuck Marr

The Earned Income Tax Credit has long enjoyed bipartisan support because it encourages and rewards the work of low- and moderate-income people.

Congress' Half-Trillion Dollar Spending Binge

Politico | Annum Masroor | Posted 12.17.2015 | Politics

Rand Paul thinks the national debt is the “greatest threat” to America’s future. Donald Trump warns that the nation is at risk of becoming “a ...