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Tax Subsidies

5 Important Things You Didn't Know About Obamacare

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 06.26.2015 | Healthy Living

The Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Affordable Care Act on Thursday, preserving nationwide tax subsidies to help poor and middle-class Americans r...

Could Repealing "Corruption Taxes" Be the Democrats' Secret Weapon?

Al Lewis | Posted 03.07.2015 | Politics
Al Lewis

These giveaways could be called "corruption taxes." The definition of a "corruption tax" is a transfer of wealth to the very rich that no honest congressperson would support if campaigns were publicly financed.

How Health Care Reform Will Affect Your 2014 Taxes (The Ones You File On April 15, 2015)

Lisa Greene-Lewis, CPA | Posted 02.09.2015 | Money
Lisa Greene-Lewis, CPA

The Affordable Care Act (also known as the ACA) was signed into effect in 2010, but 2014 marked the first year most Americans were required to have health insurance. As the year comes to a close, what does this mean for you?

Open Enrollment: What is Different for Year Two?

Brad Burd | Posted 01.18.2015 | Politics
Brad Burd

This Open Enrollment period is sure to be drastically different than the first. Now that the time is here, it is important that all consumers be aware of the improvements, changes, and increased options available to them.

Getting Energy Subsidies to Work in Favor of the Environment

Rosaly Byrd | Posted 11.17.2014 | Green
Rosaly Byrd

In order to successfully address climate change as a market failure, the oil and gas industry must internalize social and environmental costs involved with producing carbon dioxide -- not be given tax breaks and subsidies for continuing this economically inefficient and environmentally devastating behavior.

Sincere, but Ideological: Judges Can Be Partisan, Even if Not Consciously Biased

Peter M. Shane | Posted 10.13.2014 | Politics
Peter M. Shane

It is honorable no doubt to defend federal judges against the charge that they are merely "partisan hacks." But there is no doubt that lawyers expect party ideology to affect those judges' rulings and that they are wise to do so.

Increase Taxes or Cut Tax Subsidies for the Rich?

Martin Lobel | Posted 05.14.2014 | Business
Martin Lobel

How you ask a question often decides a discussion. If you ask persons on the street whether they would prefer to increase taxes on the rich or cut tax subsidies for the rich, the chances are that you will get far different answers even though the economic effect is the same.

Dave Jamieson

How Much Does Ted Cruz's Goldman Sachs Health Plan Cost Taxpayers? | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In an interview with The New York Times published Wednesday, Heidi Nelson Cruz, the wife of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), confirmed that the ...

Eight Corporate Subsidies in the Fiscal Cliff Bill, From Goldman Sachs to Disney to NASCAR

Matt Stoller | Posted 03.04.2013 | Business
Matt Stoller

The negotiations over the fiscal cliff involve more than the Democrats, Republicans, the middle class and the wealthy. The corporate sector is here in force as well.

Nike Threatens To Take Its Talents Elsewhere Without Tax Break Guarantee

Posted 12.12.2012 | Business

Apparently Nike has a lot of influence over Oregon lawmakers. Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber called a special session of the legislature in an attempt...

Report: Companies Abandon U.S. To Avoid Taxes

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 08.29.2012 | Business

Taxes: If you only read the Wall Street Journal, you might think they are the biggest problem in America right now. The WSJ, for example, has run t...

The Corporations That Make Money Off Taxes

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 08.15.2012 | Business

Instead of giving money to the government, it turns out more than a few U.S. companies are actually making money off their income taxes. In a recen...

In The Public Interest : Will BP's Misdeeds Be Further Subsidized by Taxpayers?

Phineas Baxandall | Posted 05.06.2012 | Politics
Phineas Baxandall

The public should watch whether a potential settlement with BP includes these hidden tax subsidies. Any settlement amount will be substantially less than the headlines proclaim, unless the settlement prohibits a tax deduction.

Thirty Of America's Most Profitable Companies Paid 'Less Than Zero' In Income Taxes In Last 3 Years: Report

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 01.03.2012 | Business

Many major corporations have managed to pay taxes at just over half of the corporate income tax rate, according to a new report. Nearly 300 of the...

Sam Stein

Former McCain Adviser Offers Oil, Gas Industry A Deal | Sam Stein | Posted 12.03.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A host of industry experts, including a former adviser to Sen. John McCain, are urging lawmakers not to stigmatize either green energy o...

If These Gas Prices Keep Going Up, I Swear I Will Keep Paying Them

James Napoli | Posted 07.11.2011 | Comedy
James Napoli

I hereby declare that if the price of gasoline keeps going up, I shall have no other option but to continue paying whatever they ask for it.

School Vouchers in Colorado

Joel Judd | Posted 08.21.2012 | Denver
Joel Judd

School voucher bills are a hardy perennial at the legislature. The last few years they've appeared in the guise of income tax credits. Perhaps proponents have high incomes.

WATCH Pulitzer Prize Winner: Huge Corporate Subsidies Lead To Middle Class 'Wealth Destruction'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Cay Johnston says it's no accident that the middle class has been shrinking. In fact, in a recent conversatio...