tax policy

The Young Turks' Cenk Uygur speaks to investigative journalist David Cay Johnston about the income inequality struggles in the United States and the fact that income is being redistributed, just the wrong way -- up. Read more...
I love this clip from The Simpsons. It perfectly describes why Republicans and their attendant Villagers are pushing so hard and loudly to 'do a deal' before December 31st. Here's the money quote from Mr. Burns: Think of the economy as a car, Read more...
Contrary to popular belief, there were some excellent moments for President Obama in the debate. Unlike his opponent, the president actually had some factual statements to make about our current tax structure, and used Donald Trump to illustrate the Read more...
On the campaign trail today, President Obama laid down the clearest challenge yet to the Romney/Ryan approach to tax policy, and left citizens with a challenge question for the other guys: PRESIDENT OBAMA: Their ideas are pretty simple. Read more...
Image from Bud Meyers. David Cay Johnston is perhaps the best-informed reporter in the country on tax policy, and he's been a one-man band for a long time, beating the drum for fairer taxes. If you're mad about corporations shirking taxes, check Read more...

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When the president says this compromise satisfies no one, he really isn't kidding. But my question is whether it makes for good policy in the long run. My gut and my head say it doesn't, though it does have some extremely beneficial Read more...