Blog Profile / ATaxingMatter


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Blog Post Archive

The Times Handles the Trump Tax Cut Framework with Kid Gloves

There's been a good bit written about the Trump tax cut framework released just over a week ago. Most of it points out, as I have here, the absurdity of the claims by Trump and GOP spokespeople that this isn't...

The Tax-Cut Framework Won't Create Jobs and Digs the Inequality Ditch even Deeper

Marcus Ryu, a self-described Silicon Valley entrepreneur who created, with others, a company now worth $5 billion on the New York Stock Exchange, argues in today's Op-Ed section of the New York Times that "Tax Cuts Won't Create Jobs", NY...

Part of Patriotism is Paying Taxes

As Americans, we pay taxes to allow our government to support important activities that we as individuals or individual businesses either can't do at all or can't do as successfully. Both individuals and businesses benefit from government, so that paying...

Right Wing Propaganda Tank IPI Likes the Trump Tax-Cuts-for-the-Rich "framework"

There's no surprise here. The Institute for Policy Innovation (IPI) is a right-wing "think" (i.e., propaganda) tank that has consistently argued for tax policies that favor multinational corporations and the wealthy. So IPI has a posting on Sept 29 that...

Trump's Refusal to Release His Own Tax Returns and California's Legislature

As most everyone is aware, Trump has refused to release his tax returns, breaking precedent with decades of presidential candidates and president's release of tax returns. Even Dick Cheney, grumpy corporatist veep, released his tax returns. I had fun using...

Trump's "Give the Rich a Break" Tax Plan

National GOP leaders on Wednesday released a 9-page document that they called a tax "framework" (available here on the Washington Post site) describing in vague terms how they intend to cut taxes for the nation's wealthiest people while doing very...

GOP Senators fight facts: won't hear Coretta Scott King's views of Attorney General nominee Sessions

GOP obstructionism is back again in full form. This time, instead of voting over and over again to eliminate affordable health care (Obamacare) for the 20 million Americans now covered by the health reform act or declaring that they will...

Trump Administration Plays Havoc with Education--and your tax dollars

Betsy DeVos was confirmed as Secretary of Education in a Senate vote that had every Democratic Senator voting against her, along with two brave Republican Senators (Lisa Murkowski, Alaska; and Susan Collins, Maine). Thanks to those no-voters who showed integrity....

Trump Administration Plays Havoc with Voice of America

Did you know that the Republicans inserted a change to the administration of the Voice of America (VOA) network in the December military authorization 'must pass' bill? The VOA has always been administered by a bipartisan broadcasting board of governors--distinguished...

Women's March : we march for America's future

Many men and women from diverse backgrounds and ethnicities will join together in Washington on January 21 to honor American values of inclusiveness, concern for the most vulnerable amongst us, belief in the role of citizens working through their democratic...

Trump's Cabinet Picks Are A Sorry Lot

As the Friday inauguration date draws near, most ordinary Americans who read, stay informed, pay attention to history and events, and engage in critical thinking are, understandably, aghast at the poor job Mr. Trump has done so far in putting...

Democratic states that invest have better economies, better quality of life, better infrastructure than red states

economnists view http://economistsview.typepad.com/economistsview/2016/07/the-path-to-prosperity-is-blue.html The Path to Prosperity Is Blue Jacob Hacker and Paul Pierson: The Path to Prosperity Is Blue: How can America’s leaders foster broad prosperity? For most Republicans — including Donald J. Trump — the main answer is...

Why You Should Not Vote for TRUMP

Trump has a base of supporters that seem to think he really cares about them and will work on their behalf. Those beliefs are not based in credible evidence. Let's examine. Trump claims that he will create jobs and save...

Senate Ron Wyden's Proposal on Roth IRAs

Senator Wyden (D-Oregon) has been interested in reforming retirement account tax treatment for some time. Back in the fall of 2014, he and Senator Orrin Hatch held hearings on the need for retirement account reform, focused on the idea that...

More on Trump's Tax Returns

Today's New York Times Op-Ed by Mitchel Zuckoff (a journalism prof at Boston University), titled "Why We Ask to See Tax Returns" (Aug. 6, 2016), at A19, goes beyond my list of reasons taxpaying voters may learn items of interest...

Chamber of Commerce Sues Treasury on Inversion Regs

Back in April, the Chamber of commerce suggested that it might sue the Treasury Department for violating the Administrative Procedures Act (APA) over the new inversion regs that were issued in April (T.D. 9761, REG-135734-14). See Fortune article (Apr. 6,...

Taxes, Government, and the Good Life, Part 2

In yesterday's post, Taxes, Government, and the Good Life, I noted the "long-term position of the GOP" in favor of downsizing government, which can be seen, at least in part, as a way to justify the GOP obsession with cutting...

Taxes, government, and the good life

In 2012, Ed Asner narrated a cartoon video prepared for the California Federation of Teachers called "Taxing the Rich". It's worth watching, given the four-decades-long effort by the GOP to convince ordinary Americans that "trickle down" economic goodies will be...

Donald Trump's Tax Returns

We are now a few months from election day, when Americans across the country will go to the polls to vote for the person they think should be placed in the highest elective office in the land as president of...

Lloyd Doggett Nails the GOP Corporate Tax "Reform" Proposal

Congressional Republicans have just released their "new" corporate tax proposal. As usual for the GOP, the proposal again calls for steep cuts in the corporate tax rate. Lloyd Doggett, the Texas Democrat and member of the House Ways and Means...

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