Hillary Clinton's tax plan is being released like a serialized novel designed to capture and hold the public's attention. The post Hillary’s Tax Plan Is Full of Expensive (and Impossible) Promises was originally published at The Wall Street Examiner. Follow the money!
WASHINGTON — As the leading Republican presidential candidates rant and rave about deporting 11 million immigrants, fighting some kind of world war against Islam, implementing gimmicky tax plans that would bankrupt the nation and other such madness, keep one thing in mind: The party establishment brought this plague upon itself. The self-harming was unintentional but [...]Show More Summary
FEW policy choices bring the trade-off between efficiency and equality into sharper view than taxes on capital. On the one hand, capital taxes harm the economy by discouraging productive saving and investment; many economists argue that capital should not be taxed at all. Show More Summary
Deal struck on biggest ever merger in healthcare space, tax plan in spotlight.
SAVANNAH, Ga. — A senior aide to Sen. Bernie Sanders on Sunday characterized Hillary Clinton’s latest tax plans as “tentative half-steps that sound Republican-lite,” escalating the sparring between the Democratic presidential campaigns over their respective commitments to helping the middle class. Show More Summary
The weather is turning crisp, the leaves are falling off the trees, and sweaters are replacing long sleeves. This change in season triggers an event that has nothing to do with the holidays … year-end tax planning. Though we should be planning for our taxes all year long, the end of [...]
Sen. Ted Cruz has promised to abolish the Internal Revenue Service if he's ever elected president, so you might fairly assume that his tax plan would be nothing but bleeding red meat for the political right. And yet the man's proposal—which,...Show More Summary
Where do each of the 2016 Presidential candidates stand when it comes to tax policy? Here are their positions, depicted in this infrographic.
Time to head over to our master list of Republican presidential diet tips and add another dose of too-good-to-be-true advice (wildly optimistic tax plans are to presidential campaigns as wildly optimistic diet tips are to celebrity magazines). Donald Trump bragged to People last week that he's lost 15 pounds on... More »
Cruz’s tax plan would confiscate 16 percent of workers’ real wages while claiming they’re paying “no taxes whatsoever.”
Dear Readers, With time rushing by and the end of 2015 in sight, you may be lamenting that you haven't accomplished all that you had planned. But even if you'll have to put off certain things until 2016, you still have time this year to make some smart financial moves. Show More Summary
Dear Readers, With time rushing by and the end of 2015 in sight, you may be lamenting that you haven't accomplished all that you had planned. But even if you'll have to put off certain things until 2016, you still have time this year...Show More Summary
Bernie Sanders earned a hearty applause from the audience on Saturday when he compared his lofty tax plans with that of former President Dwight Eisenhower. “I’m no more socialist than Eisenhower,” Sanders said of the Republican president under whom the marginal tax rate was 92%. The Vermont senator, who self-identifies as a “Democratic Socialist” has…
Are you rich and tired of all the poors getting the government handouts? Damn right you are! It’s time that this country gave something back to rich entitled asshats, and the GOP clowncar of fuckwits and addle-brained toads are determined...Show More Summary
This time four years ago, most Republican presidential candidates had said little about their tax platforms, let alone gone out on a limb with anything dramatic. Not so in 2015. Not only has nearly everyone in the GOP field already detailed their position on taxes, their plans are surprisingly...
Citizens for Tax Justice says Ted Cruz’s plan to shut down the IRS and go to a flat tax would devastate the country financially and is “crazy.” The Republican presidential candidate who has made a name for himself attacking government spending set out specific tax plans earlier this week that he claimed would cost $1tn. He [...]
Analysis by left-leaning Citizens for Tax Justice concludes presidential candidate’s plan to shut down the IRS and set up a flat tax would be devastating Firebrand senator Ted Cruz’s tax plans are “crazy” and would cost the US at least $16.2tn, according to an analysis by thinktank Citizens for Tax...
After getting his facts wrong about Senator Rubio’s tax plan in Tuesday’s debate, Senator Paul is trying a new line of attack: Rubio supposedly would give the child tax credit to illegal immigrants. One problem is that Rubio has specified that illegal immigrants won’t be eligible for the credit. Show More Summary