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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
John Oliver deconstructs those third-party "alternatives," Gary Johnson and Jill Stein

#EndorseThis: John Oliver Deconstructs Those Third-Party “Alternatives”

John Oliver looked closely at Jill Stein, Gary Johnson, and their signature proposals. His conclusion? “The lack of coverage they complain about so much may actually have benefited them!”

October 17, 2016

The Tax Hikes That Republicans Love

From the Tea Parties to the corporate boardrooms to the presidential debate platforms, we hear a familiar droning whine about taxes — except the angry message is no longer simply that taxes are too high. Today, conservative politicians and pundits complain instead that some people, namely those too poor to owe federal income taxes, aren’t […]

October 14, 2011

On Corporate Taxes, Put The Public In Publicly Traded

Oct. 6 (Bloomberg) — How can you tell how much federal income tax a publicly traded company pays in a specific year? You can’t. Writing in the Washington Post last month, journalist Allan Sloan suggested this can be corrected by demanding that the Financial Accounting Standards Board require companies to disclose this number. This was […]

October 6, 2011