Aljazeera: Real Tax Reform Means Starting From Scratch, by David Cay Johnston (Syracuse): News broke last week about a major new "tax reform" proposal on Capitol Hill. But while the 979-page bill that Rep. Dave Camp (R-Mich.) issued last week contained ideas excellent as well as awful, it didn’t represent...
Jo-Ann Stores sues Tampa Tribune, claiming its circulation numbers are inflated. (tampabay.com) An A.H. Belo exec says the Providence Journal could be sold by May. (wpri.com) David Cay Johnston scolds Brent Bozell: “Accepting accolades and a byline for work you did not do is dishonest.” (nationalmemo.com) Bill Maher says MSNBC has … Read More
As was already discussed here at C&L, Chris Christie was out pandering to the 1 percent this week and attempting to turn the fact that we've got record income disparity on its head and pretend that what Democrats or those pushing toShow More Summary
David Cay Johnston: Why Thomas Jefferson Favored Profit Sharing, by David Cay Johnston: President Obama's State of the Union speech last week focused on America's severe and growing inequality, but he stopped short of repeating the Founding Fathers' many warnings...
“Want to know what kind of class act David Cay Johnston is?” writes Romenesko reader Mark Obbie. “The Pulitzer winner, IRE president, best-selling author, and former NY Times reporter gave a talk in my small town recently. A reporter for the very small local daily covered it. Johnston then took the time to write a … Read More
(Credit: Flickr) David Cay Johnston on why it matters so much that Harry Reid will not support fast track for the TPP: In a rebuke to the White House, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada on Wednesday rejected the so-called fast track approval of trade agreements. Show More Summary
David Cay Johnston (Syracuse), Give to Charity, Turn a Profit, 71 State Tax Notes 225 (Jan. 27, 2014): Arizona lawmakers let some donors make charitable gifts in a way that makes the donors richer, a trend sure to spread unless Congress stops it. All Tax Analysts content is available through...
Many service jobs used to be performed in homes of the wealthy, with better benefits Pulitzer prize winning author and journalist David Cay Johnston spoke to Al Jazeera America's Adam May this Friday about the recent column he wroteShow More Summary
This is potentially big — David Cay Johnston reports on how the Justice Department may have helped JPMorgan Chase avoid criminal charges for its role in helping Bernie Madoff obscure his fraud. A memo unearthed by Johnston shows that Justice appears to have sided with the bank over Treasury Department officials: The Justice Department […]
David Cay Johnston (Syracuse), District Court Rebukes IRS Church Plan Rulings, 141 Tax Notes 1349 (Dec. 23, 2013): Johnston reports on the first court case in an expanding effort to exempt pension plans from ERISA on religious grounds. The decision implicitly criticizes the IRS Office of Chief Counsel. All Tax...
Johnston: "There is a war going on in this country, and it’s on the poor." The beltway Villagers and DC press are lauding this bipartisan budget deal as some great accomplishment where the politicians are finally acting like "adults,"...Show More Summary
A House-approved bipartisan budget deal will be considered by the Senate this week. The Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter tells “Democracy Now!” how it replaces across-the-board spending cuts with airline fees and reductions in federal pensions while failing to extend unemployment benefits, which expire this month, to 1.3 million people.
Are fast food workers the outsourced servants of today? David Cay Johnston argues that they are—and that they're worse off than the servants of 100 years ago. Take the fast food worker of 2013 and the family cook of 1913. On paper, today's full-time fast food worker earns a little more than the standard 1913 wage. Show More Summary
David Cay Johnston (Syracuse), Billions of Tax Dollars Later, No New Jobs for New York, 70 State Tax Notes 609 (Dec. 8, 2013): The fast-increasing use of tax incentives by all 50 states has failed to increase jobs or investment, two respected experts on state tax policy found after reviewing...
David Cay Johnston (Syracuse), The Importance of Tax Tribunals, 70 State Tax Notes 35 (Oct. 7, 2013): David Cay Johnston discusses the importance of state tax tribunals and fair administration of justice in tax disputes. All Tax Analysts content is available through the LexisNexis® services.
by Stuart Shapiro In a new book, Isaac Martin examines the history of movements to oppose taxation that have been funded by the wealthy. This review by David Cay Johnston describes Martin’s findings: With meticulous research, Martin shows how the modern Tea Party grew from decades of efforts by American oligarchs to de-tax themselves. They […]
David Cay Johnston writes today about the tea party movement: Four years ago, the modern Tea Party seemed to emerge from nowhere....But little was spontaneous about the new party. “Social movements that explicitly defend the interests...Show More Summary
Daily Kos Radio's Kagro in the Morning show podcasts are now available through iTunes. We've got NSA material to get to, plus maybe some follow-up discussion on the David Cay Johnston 401(k) piece and lots of other good, old-fashioned...Show More Summary
Short: #####David Cay Johnston: Failed Policy — The 401(k) Shrinks In A Growing Economy | Sahil Kapur: McConnell’s Huge Obamacare Gamble Could End His Career | Adair Turner: The Failure of Free-Market Finance | The Uses and Abuses of...Show More Summary
Jay Ackroyd: Eschaton: Po' WaPo: >There were a lot of elegies. Or not elegies. David Cay Johnston's: "It would be a huge public benefit to restore actual competition among news organizations in which ideas, policies and facts about how...Show More Summary