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Tax Policy

Here's What $100 Is Worth In Each State

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 08.19.2014 | Business

How far can you stretch a buck? It totally depends on where you live. The map below, created by nonprofit research organization Tax Foundation usin...

Inversions Should Pave the Way to Reform

Jerry Jasinowski | Posted 07.28.2014 | Business
Jerry Jasinowski

I believe the Democrats are right that we should curtail tax inversions and the Republicans are right that it should be part of an overall tax reform package. I understand the reluctance of the Dems to pursue this, but our tax system is a mess of special interest provisions that needs to be cleaned up.

Why A Walgreens Boycott Could Be A Wakeup Call For Washington

Don McNay | Posted 07.23.2014 | Business
Don McNay

Walgreens becoming a "foreign" company is a slap in the face to Americans for a number of reasons. As Sorkin noted, they received $16.7 billion from Medicare and Medicaid last year, which is about 25 percent of its corporate revenues.

Zach Carter

GOP Senate Candidate Revives Romney Tax Plan

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 06.18.2014 | Politics

The aggressive high-end tax cuts from Mitt Romney's much-derided 2012 tax plan appear to be enjoying an unlikely renaissance thanks to GOP Senate cand...

Michael McAuliff

GOP Passes Deficit-Hiking Tax Cuts, Accuses Dems Of Irresponsibility

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The word “certainty” trumped the word “deficit” Thursday as the House of Representatives passed the next two tax breaks in a ser...

WATCH: Congressman Gets Mad After Finding Out Americans Are Less Charitable Than He Thought

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Some politicians have a hard time resisting the urge to declare the U.S. is No. 1, no matter what pinnacle they're asserting the country...

Michael McAuliff

WATCH: Republicans Pass 'Twinkie Subsidy' In Tax Break Package

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 05.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats charged Republicans with passing a "Twinkie subsidy" in a package of tax breaks Thursday that will add $304 billion to the def...

Ending Poverty Isn't Enough -- We Need to Expand the War for Economic Opportunity

Andrea Levere | Posted 03.10.2014 | Money
Andrea Levere

Take a single mother with an income of $15,500. When her income increases to $15,600, statisticians will celebrate that we've moved that mother and her child out of poverty. But is there really much reason to celebrate? Is the mother now financially secure?

Rocky Reefer Roll-out: The Right Tax Lesson

Pat Oglesby | Posted 03.04.2014 | Politics
Pat Oglesby

Are those inflexible taxes so high that they will undermine a sustainable market -- and threaten legalization itself? Well, it's complicated.

Bringing International Tax Rules Into the 21st Century

OECD | Posted 03.04.2014 | Business
OECD

It's a watershed moment for international tax policy. The debate over tax evasion by the wealthy and tax avoidance by multinational corporations has never before grabbed so many headlines or caused so much anger.

Welfare and the States

Rabah Ghezali | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Rabah Ghezali

For most Europeans, the violence of the debate over the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (otherwise known as the "Obamacare") in the United Sates seemed quite puzzling.

Colorado's Crazy Marijuana Tax

Pat Oglesby | Posted 11.07.2013 | Politics
Pat Oglesby

Basing a tax on a fictitious price means no one will ever know the correct tax. Taxpayers will spend time and money trying to beat the system, and government will spend time and money in self-defense.

Why Are Some Billionaires Still Greedy for More?

Allen Frances | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Allen Frances

Why don't the Koch brothers (and their like-minded, super rich brethren) just kick back and enjoy what they already have, rather than energetically gaming Washington and state capitals to ensure they will have even more. How many billions are enough?

A Solution to Eroding Retirement Security

Gary Reber | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Gary Reber

Why are we not addressing how the system facilitates greed capitalism and envy while concentrating productive capital ownership among the 1 to 10 percent of the population?

Bringing International Tax Rules Into the 21st Century

Pascal Saint-Amans | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Pascal Saint-Amans

The debate over tax evasion by the wealthy and tax avoidance by multinational corporations has never before grabbed so many headlines or caused so much anger. To regain the confidence and trust of our citizens, there is a pressing need for action.

Why Republicans Want to Tax Students and Not Polluters

Robert Reich | Posted 09.07.2013 | Politics
Robert Reich

The Koch brothers -- whose companies are among America's 20 worst air-polluters -- have long been intent on blocking a carbon tax or a cap-and-trade system. And they, too, have been donating generously to Republicans to do their bidding.

Why The Income Gap Keeps Widening

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 06.17.2013 | Business

Income for the country's top 1 percent has soared by 275 percent over the past 30 years, while growth for the rest of us has stagnated. A new study f...

So Damn Superior: Parsing Partisan Politics

Wray Herbert | Posted 08.14.2013 | Science
Wray Herbert

Do both extreme conservatives and extreme liberals act more superior than moderates, or are conservative views alone linked to dogmatism and belief superiority?

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

The Little Engines That Could

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 07.22.2013 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

Students and their families choose a college for many reasons. Anecdotally, perhaps the simplest explanation is "you know it when you feel it."

Unilateral Taxation Framework Harms America

Mark R. Kennedy | Posted 07.21.2013 | Politics
Mark R. Kennedy

Lost in the U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations' skewering of Apple CEO Tim Cook is the major point: the United States' decision to stand alone in taxing foreign earnings disadvantages American companies and American workers.

$220 Billion in Donations to Nonprofits Costs Americans $45 Billion: We Can Get Even More Social Impact for Our Dollars

Beth Sirull | Posted 06.10.2013 | Impact
Beth Sirull

The idea is that by subsidizing charitable donations, we as a society are getting greater positive social impact than we otherwise would. It's logical to ask, "How can we get the most positive social impact for our money?"

The Path to Eradicating Poverty in America

Gary Reber | Posted 06.05.2013 | Politics
Gary Reber

Without reforming the system, the projection is that by the year 2020, more than 50 percent of the American people will not earn more than the minimum wage.

This Global Leadership Role Is One We Should Be Ashamed Of

Jerry Lanson | Posted 05.04.2013 | Politics
Jerry Lanson

Remember the dismissive term "Banana Republic?" When I was growing up 50 years ago, it was used to mock Latin American dictators for operating oligarchies that preyed off their poorer citizens. Today, increasingly, it describes the United States of America.

Jason Linkins

Virginia To Impose Annual Fees On Hybrid Car Owners, Fueling New Transportation Funding Protests

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.25.2013 | Politics

In the Comonwealth of Virginia, the issue of transportation funding has always been a very tough nut to crack. Traffic in the D.C.-Metropolitan area i...