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Walgreens and Inversion, Where the Tea Party and Liberals Unite

Don McNay | Posted 07.16.2014 | Business
Don McNay

The ideal way to implement change is to wait for Congress to change the laws. The most efficient way for an American citizen to make their anger felt is by boycotting Walgreens.

Inverted 'Patriotism'

Lisa Gilbert | Posted 07.07.2014 | Politics
Lisa Gilbert

Inversions occur when U.S. companies buy out usually smaller, foreign corporations and reincorporate in another country to avoid U.S. corporate taxes. For example, Walgreens, the uber-American drugstore with deep roots in Illinois, has begun the process of merging with a Swiss company.

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...

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 ...

Will You Support Your Favorite Small Business?

Katie Vlietstra | Posted 07.13.2014 | Small Business
Katie Vlietstra

The bottom-line: America's small business community continues to play on an unfair and unequal field when contrasted with their corporate counterparts.

Tax is All About Trust

OECD | Posted 06.28.2014 | Business
OECD

By Pascal Saint-Amans Following the financial crisis in 2008, millions of citizens faced hardship as they set about repairing the damage done to th...

A Misguided Approach to Tax Extenders

Chuck Marr | Posted 06.28.2014 | Politics
Chuck Marr

The House Ways and Means Committee is expected to begin considering a proposal tomorrow to make permanent a group of heavily lobbied corporate "tax ex...

Michael McAuliff

Elizabeth Warren Dodges On Wealth Tax

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Elizabeth Warren isn't all the way on the Piketty line. The Democratic Massachusetts senator has nothing but good things to say about...

Washington Continues to Ignore Tax Reform at Our Economy's Peril

Claire Buchan Parker | Posted 06.25.2014 | Politics
Claire Buchan Parker

As much as political leaders talk about ensuring greater opportunity for American workers, they continue to overlook the importance of overhauling our tax code, and specifically our international tax laws, in order to strengthen America's economic competitiveness.

America by the Numbers: Part II

Dave Pruett | Posted 06.22.2014 | Religion
Dave Pruett

Appalled both by the concentrations of wealth enjoyed by the French aristocracy and by their callous exploitation of the poor, Thomas Jefferson proposed an antidote for the fledgling United States: a progressive tax code.

Encouraging Self-Employment Should Be a Focal Point of the New Small Business Administrator

Katie Vlietstra | Posted 06.18.2014 | Small Business
Katie Vlietstra

Our nation's smallest businesses -- the self-employed and micro-businesses -- represent the heart and soul of America's middle class. Yet, America's small businesses face critical challenges that prevent them from opening, growing and expanding.

Tax Fairness: What Do People Think About It?

Jared Bernstein | Posted 06.15.2014 | Politics
Jared Bernstein

Nothing too surprising -- those who pay more in federal taxes think they're too high; almost nobody thinks their tax bill is too low. But departing from the data a bit, there are two factors that I suspect have an impact on our general perceptions of tax fairness.

U.S. Corporations Have Over $2 Trillion Stashed Overseas

Reuters | Posted 06.08.2014 | Business

* U.S. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Wyden calls for reform * Total of profits stashed abroad up 93 percent 2008-2013 ...

Why We Are Losing the Tax Reform Debate

Martin Lobel | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics
Martin Lobel

Reform does not mean raising taxes on the rich. It means cutting tax subsidies to the rich to slow the dramatic shift of wealth from the middle class to the very rich.

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 ...

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.

Good Afternoon, Vietnam: A Revolutionary Small Business Impetus and I Learned About It on Skype (Part 1)

Steve Mariotti | Posted 05.28.2014 | Business
Steve Mariotti

In growing economies like Vietnam's, we are seeing innovations in business--through both national and foreign investments. But the government, almost 40 years after the US left, is also empowering social enterprises with its reforms.

The Middle Class Is Totally Hosed

Arthur Fox | Posted 05.24.2014 | Politics
Arthur Fox

What most of us fail to recognize is that the gulf between the very rich and the rest of us will almost certainly continue to get worse, a lot worse! Most importantly, it may be too late to do much about it.

Lee Tax Reform Plan's Disappointing Details

Chuck Marr | Posted 05.20.2014 | Politics
Chuck Marr

In high-profile speeches on tax reform, Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) has called forcefully for expanding opportunity and helping parents raising children.  Unfortunately, the tax reform plan he recently detailed falls far short of his stated goals.

Ben Hallman

This Map Basically Demolishes GOP's Tax Stance

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Hallman | Posted 03.19.2014 | Business

As everyone knows, Southern politicians despise taxes more than just about anything -- except perhaps cornbread with sugar, or iced tea without. T...

McConnell: Congress Won't Make 'A Lot Of Big Important Things' Happen This Year

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.07.2014 | Politics

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Friday that those hoping for comprehensive immigration reform and other policy changes from Congre...

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...

What's Not DOA in the Obama Budget

Jared Bernstein | Posted 05.05.2014 | Politics
Jared Bernstein

It's of course tempting to decry the president's budget as "dead on arrival" but I wouldn't be nearly so quick to go there. Here are a number of ways that some of the ideas that the administration trotted out Tuesday will be referenced in months and even years to come.

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.

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.