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How A Fairer Tax Code Can Improve America's Infrastructure

Rep. Sandy Levin | Posted 09.07.2014 | Politics
Rep. Sandy Levin

The Stop Corporate Expatriation and Invest in America's Infrastructure Act will put an end to tax-avoiding corporate expatriations and devote the resulting revenue to the Highway Trust Fund, which will address the immediate funding crisis facing America's highway and transit systems this summer.

What's in Your Mailbox? Tips on What to Do When Uncle Sam Comes Knocking

Steve Mariotti | Posted 08.25.2014 | Money
Steve Mariotti

Every year, one in 10 of us receives the dreaded letter. You know the one -- and you probably don't want to open it: the IRS requesting more information about your finances.

On Piketty: 90 Percent of Americans Support Higher Taxes on Investment Income

Odysseas Papadimitriou | Posted 08.11.2014 | Money
Odysseas Papadimitriou

I highlight three key findings from our study -- the full 2014 WalletHub Tax Fairness Survey includes detailed analysis of attitudes and opinions towards a range of tax policy questions.

Watch: How Tax Reform Can Save the Middle Class

Bill Moyers | Posted 08.09.2014 | Politics
Bill Moyers

In the second part of his interview with me, the Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph E. Stiglitz says that such lucrative loopholes are contributing to America's inequality problem and persistent unemployment rate.

Pessimism Economics

Douglas Holtz-Eakin | Posted 07.27.2014 | Politics
Douglas Holtz-Eakin

Why should we aspire, or even accept, sub-par educations for American workers that leave them unable to compete in every sector of both the U.S. economy and globally as well? Why not be serious about education reform, vocational training, and lifelong learning? What a pessimistic vision!

Good Afternoon, Vietnam: A Revolutionary Small Business Impetus and I Learned About It on Skype (Part 2)

Steve Mariotti | Posted 05.31.2014 | Business
Steve Mariotti

As exciting as the social enterprises presented were, the most interesting and perspective-changing lesson for me was the Vietnamese flat tax.

Most Americans Have No Clue How Their Tax Dollars Are Spent (And Don't Care)

Casey Bond | Posted 05.26.2014 | Money
Casey Bond

Using information released by the White House and the per capita personal income of $42,693 (according to Bureau of Business and Economic Research), GOBankingRates calculated how the average American's 2013 federal income tax bill breaks down.

Kate Sheppard

Senate Dems Introduce Longshot Bills To Tackle Keystone Pipeline Problems

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON – Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) introduced two bills on Thursday related to the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. The first would require any oil...

Economic Inequality: When Is Enough Enough?

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 02.16.2014 | Business
Warren J. Blumenfeld

While economic disparities plague all of the nations across the planet, nowhere are these disparities more extreme than in the United States, and so I ask, when is enough enough?

An Open Letter to the One Percent

Anthony W. Orlando | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Anthony W. Orlando

You worked hard for that money. No one can deny that. You have been rewarded for your talent, your intelligence, your risk-taking, your creativity, and your good fortune. The notion that you should change a system that has worked so well must seem downright stupid.

Obama Needs to Be in the Ring

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

While we know a goal for Republicans is to take over the Senate in the 2014 elections, and a goal for Democrats is to take back the House of Representatives, the president can rise above that for the next four months as we approach the next deadlines.

Bullish on France

Charles Kolb | Posted 11.20.2013 | World
Charles Kolb

Last year while visiting Le Havre, I talked with a young waiter working two jobs to save enough money to go to school to specialize in international law. I asked him how much money he needed, and when he told me 4,000 euros, I almost laughed.

The Curious CNBC / MSNBC Irony

Leslie K. Stein | Posted 11.10.2013 | Business
Leslie K. Stein

The CNBC analysts should turn down the rhetoric and hype and listen to the analysts on sister station, MSNBC. They might learn something. I am also happy to clarify for them.

A Summer Job vs. A Living Wage

Leslie K. Stein | Posted 10.05.2013 | Business
Leslie K. Stein

Just as Social Security was to supplement one's retirement -- not be the total retirement plan -- minimum wage jobs were not intended to be long-term careers.

50 Years Of Secrecy, Courtesy of Max Baucus

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.31.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Senator Max Baucus has decreed a minimum 50 years of secrecy for negotiations over revamping the federal tax code. It's not the information itself that must remain under lock and key, but which senator is supporting what massive corporate giveaway -- that's what has to remain secret.

CHART: Why CEO Pay Exploded Over The Last 20 Years

The Huffington Post | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 07.23.2013 | Business

An attempt nearly two decades ago to limit executive pay instead encouraged it to skyrocket, according to a new report by the Roosevelt Institute, a p...

IRS Benefits the Wealthy and Penalizes the Middle Class

Grant Cardone | Posted 09.11.2013 | Small Business
Grant Cardone

The current complicated tax code benefits only the wealthy and creates an unfair advantage that penalizes the middle class. The IRS currently gives th...

The Tax Code Flunks a Carbon Audit

William S. Becker | Posted 08.22.2013 | Politics
William S. Becker

Policy geeks - I use that term with love -- have been waiting patiently for the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) to reveal how the U.S. tax code inf...

Obama Could Unveil Climate Strategy with Clean Air Act Tie Soon

Tim Profeta | Posted 08.21.2013 | Green
Tim Profeta

Potential regulatory tools under the Clean Air Act--beyond the greenhouse gas rules--could accelerate development and deployment of potentially game-changing clean air and energy technologies to reduce emissions in the nation's key industrial sectors.

Paul Krugman Surrenders To Washington

Bloomberg View | Francis Wilkinson | Posted 06.17.2013 | Business

BLOOMBERG VIEW Paul Krugman's column last week was depressing. I don't mean depressing in the way some people find Krugman depressing -- "there goe...

It's Time to Stop Talking About Tax Reform

Joseph J. Thorndike | Posted 08.11.2013 | Politics
Joseph J. Thorndike

Enough already: it's time to stop talking about tax reform. Not about necessary and useful changes to the tax code - by all means, let's talk about th...

The IRS: It's Bad Enough

Christopher Bergin | Posted 08.06.2013 | Politics
Christopher Bergin

The IRS is seriously and dangerously broken. This is not only unfair to the many dedicated public servants at the IRS; it's unfair to all of us. Get to the truth. Arbitrarily punishing the IRS isn't going to help any more than blindly defending the agency.

Scandal Could Boost Case For Big Reform

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 05.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative political groups has little if anything to do with most everyday taxpayers, but...

Apple's Tax Avoidance: 'Not Illegal' Does Not Mean Moral, Right or Acceptable

Brian Levin | Posted 07.28.2013 | Politics
Brian Levin

Our government is not always going to protect us from everything that may be harmful or close loopholes to make our tax system more equitable and fair. That is just the way our system works. But, that is where all of us come in

Lawmakers Launch Website To Boost Public Support

Reuters | Posted 07.09.2013 | Politics

* Congressional tax writers unveil tax reform website * Senate panel eyes international tax options in meeting * New tax...