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Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Allan Sloan

GOP ‘Reform’ Of Carried-Interest Loophole Is Fakery

Donald Trump isn’t exactly shy when it comes to denouncing things he doesn’t like. And there’s one particular part of the tax code that he denounced over and over both during the campaign and after taking office. He said that the people benefiting from this portion of the code were “getting away with murder.”

December 2, 2017

The GOP Tax Plan’s Mega Gift To Some of Trump’s Richest Appointees

Reprinted with permission from ProPublica. There are times that you run across something that’s so preposterous that it’s hard to believe it’s true. But in this case, it is. I’m talking about the multiple — and permanent — set of tax breaks that some of the Trump administration’s mega-wealthy appointees and their heirs stand to […]

November 12, 2017
Trump, Russia, Media

Did Trump Get A Big Tax Refund After 2005?

The pressure is growing to force President Trump to turn over his tax returns. The other day, for example, 200 Congressmen filed a suit in federal court, arguing that voters and lawmakers have a right to know whether Trump’s businesses are violating the Constitution’s emolument clause, which bars the president from accepting payments from foreign countries.

June 17, 2017