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Saturday, October 21, 2017
Estate Tax
Mnuchin tax plan

Trump’s Tax Plan: The Grifters Do ‘Tax Reform’

The author of his tax plan, Treasury Secretary Mnuchin, vowed last winter that Trump’s reforms would not disproportionately benefit the rich. In fact, he went further: “Any reductions we have in upper-income taxes will be offset by less deductions, so there will be no absolute tax cut for the upper class. There will be a big tax cut for the middle class, but any tax cuts we have for the upper class will be offset by less deductions that pay for it.”

That was then, this is now — which with Trump usually means that he was lying.

April 29, 2017
100 days

#EndorseThis: Seth Meyers Takes A Closer Look At Trump’s 100 Days

To Trump’s long list of broken promises and guarantees during his first 100 days, the Late Night host adds his recent backpedaling on the construction of the vaunted border wall. But if fans like Rush Limbaugh are disappointed, they can take comfort in one vow he may fulfill: to cut taxes for corporations, adding some big special tax benefits for the wealthiest Americans, such as the abolition of the alternative minimum and estate taxes.

April 27, 2017
Trump tax plan

Trump Tax Plan: Exploding Deficits And Bonanzas For the Super-Rich

While the proposed tax cuts would please those helped by them, such as multinational corporations and wealthy taxpayers, Trump’s package fell far short of the kind of comprehensive tax reform that both parties in Washington have sought for years.

As his milestone 100th day in office on Saturday nears, Trump has been scrambling to show progress on his agenda. The Trump tax plan, though meager in detail, matched up closely with the promises he made during his victorious 2016 election campaign.

April 26, 2017
clinton won first debate

Hillary Clinton Proposes 65 Percent Tax On Billionaire Estates

Hillary Clinton proposed raising taxes on inherited property to 65 percent for the estates of billionaires as she bolstered plans for tax hikes on the wealthiest Americans.

September 23, 2016
Money, Politics, Estate Tax, Death Tax, Property, Inheritence, Small Business, Republicans, Farmers, House of Representatives

Why Republicans Want A Bigger U.S. Estate Tax Repeal Than Ever

“The first full House vote on estate tax repeal in ten years would reaffirm Republicans’ position to kill what they have long labeled the ‘death tax.'”

April 13, 2015
Chris Christie Bridgegate

Christie Rails Against Estate Taxes New Jersey Can’t Do Without

Everyone runs into death and taxes. New Jerseyans trundle on toward an afterlife in tax hell.

March 27, 2015

Betting The Farm On A Lie

Estate tax critics never let facts get in the way of a good story.

March 20, 2015

Congress Should Reinforce The Inheritance Tax, Not Scrap It

Real wages have stagnated for decades. Home ownership rates are down. College debt is weighing down young people entering the workforce. Millions of low-wage workers eke out a living on a minimum wage of $7.25 an hour. As the American Dream slips away for millions of people in this country, one faction of Congress is doing […]

August 4, 2014