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Right-to-Know Payroll Tax Reform

I met with a group of House Republicans last week to talk about tax reform. Ways and Means chairman Kevin Brady is laying the groundwork for a major tax restructuring next year, and so GOP members are boning up on reform ideas. I discussed income tax reforms with the members, including the creation of Universal Savings Accounts. Show More Summary

If you like your pistol, you can keep it.

From the same bozo and administration that brought you the highly successful health care insurance scam, I mean plan, now we’re talking about spending tax dollars, your tax dollars, on ‘smart’ guns, uh, for government agencies only though. The general idea being that if we give cops and DHS and the Army a smart guns […]

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The Hillary Speech Issue No One Is Talking About: Assignment Of Income Former UC-Berkeley Law School Dean Files Grievance Over Attempt To Revoke His Tenure In Wake Of Sexual Harassment Complaint Today Is Tax Freedom Day — Earlier In MS, TN & LA, Later In CT, NJ & NY The...

How Tax Policy Can Promote Opportunity for All, And Not Just The Few

Elected officials love to talk about expanding opportunity in America, but few do anything about it. And in a recent report I found that spending for those federal programs that do aim to promote opportunity for all, such as work incentives and support for education, are on a path to shrink as a...

CO: Longmont City Council to Talk Bus Service, Delayed Rail with RTD

April 27--RTD will meet with the Longmont City Council on Thursday evening to discuss the status of FasTracks and other issues. Rail In 2004, voters within the Regional Transportation District approved a.4 percent sales tax increase

The Way Australia Taxes Housing Is Manifestly Unfair

When politicians talk about tax and fairness, it’s easy for them to point out undeserved loopholes benefiting the wealthy, or multinational companies. But the elephant in the room is the difference between those who own and those who rent (or have recently bought and have huge mortgages) the house they live in. Show More Summary

Time is Money, by Amy Willis

Tough talk on taxes and spending in this week's episode, as Russ sat down with Harvard's Alberto Alesina to talk about the promise and perils of austerity. Which is better to shore up a nation's fiscal situation- tax increases or spending...Show More Summary

TAXES ARE FOR THE LITTLE PEOPLE: The Hillary Speech Issue No One Is Talking About: Assignment Of In…

TAXES ARE FOR THE LITTLE PEOPLE: The Hillary Speech Issue No One Is Talking About: Assignment Of Income.

Bernie's Corporate -Tax Misconceptions

Last week, I did an NPR affiliate interview about Bernie Sanders’s claim that the vast majority of corporations in America pay no taxes. Since then, I have heard Sanders tout his talking point on the issue several times — so I thought...Show More Summary

Soda Politics gets Presidential: Sanders v. Clinton on soda taxes

Talk about soda politics!  I can hardly believe it but soda taxes have become an issue in the Democratic primary campaign. This started when Hillary Clinton came out in favor of of Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney’s proposed soda tax. I’m very supportive of the mayor’s proposal to tax soda to get universal pre-school for kids. I […]

How the Other 47% Lives

April 25, 2016 Posted by Jay Livingston Remember the 47% – those Americans whose income was so low that they were not required to pay any income tax? Mitt Romney talked about them when four years ago he was running for president. They...Show More Summary

Alberto Alesina on Fiscal Policy and Austerity

Alberto Alesina of Harvard University talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about his research on fiscal policy and austerity. Alesina's research shows that spending cuts to reduce budget deficits are less harmful than tax increases....Show More Summary

Should simplicity be a primary goal of tax reform?

by Linda Beale Should simplicity be a primary goal of tax reform? I was at a housewarming party last Saturday and talked to quite a few people I didn’t know.  One was an economics professor at a regional school.  Naturally, economists and tax professors gravitate towards talk about the economy and tax policies, so it […]

Goodell talks up a new San Diego stadium as a Super Bowl host

As the NFL attempts to persuade San Diego to contribute $350 million to build a new stadium, the league is talking up the city as a future Super Bowl host. At a rally to support the tax increase, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell called the new stadium “a home for the Chargers and a perfect place…

iMore show 506: PinkBooks and paid placements

iTunes content in China, FBI's million dollar exploit, iCloud engineering, Woz on Taxes, and Serenity, Georgia, Michael, and Rene talk the new Skylake Macbook and rumours of paid App Store placements. Listen along! Listen now Subscribe...Show More Summary

Success! Tennessee to Phase out the Hall Tax

In what will certainly be talked about as one of the great tax reform packages of 2016, Tennessee policymakers have today agreed to repeal the state’s obscure tax on interest and dividends called the “Hall tax.” From the Tennessean: If Gov. Show More Summary

The Cap-and-Trade Auction: Still Not a Tax

Folks are talking again about whether California’s climate cap-and-trade auction is an unlawful tax, rather than a valid exercise of the state’s regulatory power to control pollution.  The news hook for the revival of this conversation is a recent order, discussed below, from the California Court of Appeal to the parties in the court case where […]

Should simplicity be a primary goal of tax reform?

I was at a housewarming party last Saturday and talked to quite a few people I didn't know. One was an economics professor at a regional school. Naturally, economists and tax professors gravitate towards talk about the economy and tax...

What A Tax Haven Expert Says The Richest Investors and Traders Are Doing

Each day we meet interesting people talking about financial markets. Traders, investors, and even London black cab drivers. But the other day we met someone who really caught our attention. This is @CaptainSolo – a tax haven Read More... The post What A Tax Haven Expert Says The Richest Investors and Traders Are Doing appeared first on StockTwits Blog.

The Misguided Rhetoric of Corporations "Not Paying Their Fair Share" of Taxes

There has been a lot of talk recently about “greedy” corporations not paying “their fair share” of taxes. These claims have a lot of populist appeal, but they are really quite misguided if we think about it. After all, corporations are owned by shareholders. Show More Summary

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