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Republicans Are in Corporations' Pockets on Tax Inversions -- Democratic Senate Candidates Should Hammer Them for It

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 12.01.2014 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

Sen. Schumer urged Congress to craft a stricter definition of inversion and enact a ban on "earnings stripping." Earnings stripping? You'll love this. Earnings stripping refers to a practice by which a foreign-based parent corporation loans large sums to -- wait for it -- itself.

John Boehner And Top Republican Profit From Corporate Inversions

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 08.27.2014 | Politics

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-Mich.) personally profited from a corporate tax loophole ...

Ex-IRS Official Was Complaining To Her Husband With GOP 'Crazies' Remark: Report

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 08.02.2014 | Politics

Those emails from former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner that included disparaging remarks about Republicans -- she sent them to her hus...

GOP: Tax Evasion as a Back Door Strategy

Jared Bernstein | Posted 09.20.2014 | Politics
Jared Bernstein

My CBPP colleague Chuck Marr flags something important from a recent press release by Rep. Dave Camp, the Republican Chair of the tax writing committee in the House. In just a few words, the Congressman manages to make some truly scary assertions.

House Republican Proposes $10.9 Billion Plan To Save Transport Fund

Reuters | Posted 09.08.2014 | Politics

(New throughout, adds reaction from conservative group) By David Lawder WASHINGTON, July 8 (Reuters) - U.S. House Ways a...

Republicans: IRS Lost Even More Emails In Targeting Probe

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 08.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Internal Revenue Service has lost more emails connected to the tea party investigation, congressional investigators said Tuesd...

Michael McAuliff

House GOP Backs Tax Breaks That Add $300 Billion To Deficit

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 05.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House Ways and Means Committee pushed ahead a set of tax breaks Thursday that would add another $304 billion to the deficit over 10 ...

Michigan GOP Candidate Touts His Crossbow Skills In New Ad

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics

Paul Mitchell, the former head of Ross Education, LLC and a candidate in Michigan's Republican primary looking to fill the seat of retiring Rep. David...

Look Out, Wall Street, The New Populism Is Coming

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 07.13.2014 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

The public's mood, despite years of attempts by most Republicans and many Democrats to placate them, is distinctly populist. And much of that populist sentiment is directed toward the financial institutions which have so badly damaged our economy.

Michael McAuliff

GOP Lawmakers Say Yes To $310 Billion For Business, But $12 Million For At-Risk Kids? Nope

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans on a congressional tax-writing committee objected Tuesday to the cost of a bill that would spend $1 million a year to help k...

Michael McAuliff

Dems: GOP Outrage At IRS Is Really About Rove

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican efforts to punish the Internal Revenue Service for its alleged partisan targeting of political social welfare groups may have...

Michael McAuliff

Not Implicated In the Lois Lerner IRS Furor: The White House

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two House of Representatives committees held nearly unprecedented votes this week targeting the former IRS official at the heart of the ...

Michael McAuliff

Republicans Vote For Criminal Probe Of Lois Lerner In IRS Scandal

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House Ways and Means Committee took the scandal over the Internal Revenue Service's botched scrutiny of political nonprofits to a ne...

Jason Linkins

Rep. Dave Camp Gave This 'Congress' Thing His Best Shot, But He's Done

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics

Is there even much of a point to being a member of Congress anymore, if you're nominally committed to public service? Probably not, and now Rep. Dave ...

GOP Rep's Not Running For Reelection

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics

Rep. Dave Camp (R-Mich.) will not run for reelection in 2014. The congressman announced his decision in a statement Monday: Today, I am announci...

Arthur Delaney

House GOP Says It's Too Late To Pass An Unemployment Extension

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 03.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans in the House of Representatives say it's just too late to pass legislation restoring unemployment benefits to the 2 million ...

Camp Roadmap to Paying for Extenders

Chuck Marr | Posted 05.05.2014 | Politics
Chuck Marr

House Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp's tax reform plan hasn't generated a groundswell of support for comprehensive tax reform this year, but it off...

Dare to Do Tax Reform

Jim Jaffe | Posted 05.04.2014 | Politics
Jim Jaffe

The chairman of the Ways and Means Committee unveil a tax reform plan that everyone agrees is both credible and going nowhere.

Will Obama Go Big or Base on Budget?

Mark R. Kennedy | Posted 05.04.2014 | Politics
Mark R. Kennedy

Now the ball is in Obama's court. Is he going to present a big plan that tries to tackle the serious long-term fiscal problems the nation faces?

Friday Talking Points -- Republicans' Foot-Shooting Party

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.30.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Even when Republicans weren't shooting at their own feet this week, it appears they were conducting a circular firing squad instead. The 2014 campaign, in other words, is off to a raucous start... and it's only February.

Camp and Hagel Swing for the Fences

Mark R. Kennedy | Posted 04.29.2014 | Politics
Mark R. Kennedy

If their boldness inspires President Obama and our nation to comprehensively reform and rebalance our federal fiscal framework in a manner fulfills its core commitments while nurturing economic vitality, they will have truly hit it out of the park.

Little Support Expected For GOP Plan

Reuters | Posted 04.28.2014 | Politics

By Kevin Drawbaugh WASHINGTON, Feb 26 (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives' top Republican tax writer will release a plan on...

Boehner Won't Promise Vote On GOP Plan

AP | Posted 02.26.2014 | Politics

BY STEPHEN OHLEMACHER, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are unveiling a massive plan to overhaul the nation's tax system....

House GOP Has A New Tax Plan

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 02.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — An election-year plan by House Republicans to simplify the tax code would cut income tax rates but impose a new surtax on some hig...

Fast Track to Poverty

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 03.14.2014 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Without significant changes, TPP will just be another American factory shuttering, dream shattering trade deal. Of course, the corporations that stand to profit support the current TPP scheme, as they did the other job-destroying trade deals. And so do corporate politicians.