Category Archives: Tax Reform

Zeldin Gets It Wrong Again

The House just passed the Creating Hope and Opportunity for Investors, Consumers, and Entrepreneurs Act, otherwise known as the Financial CHOICE Act of 2017 (H.R. 10).  Lee Zeldin was a champion of the bill and just issued a press release … Continue reading

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The Brownback Tax Cut Experiment Ends in Kansas

Howard Gleckman June 7, 2017 Just as President Trump is ramping up his push for a major tax cut that he believes will pay for itself through faster economic growth, the Kansas template for that approach has crashed and burned. … Continue reading

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The Potemkin Policies of Donald Trump

Published in The Atlantic DEREK THOMPSON JUN 7, 2017 The simplest summary of White House economic policy to date is four words long: There is no policy. John Sommers II / Reuters DEREK THOMPSON JUN 7, 2017 BUSINESS Share Tweet … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Tax Triggers

Tax Policy Center — May 17,2017 Richard C. Auxier   Oklahoma is running a nearly $1 billion budget deficit. The District of Columbia (DC) is enjoying a surplus. Yet both might kill scheduled tax cuts. And, for different reasons, both … Continue reading

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“Assume A Can Opener” — Trump’s Can Opener Budget

The Tax Policy Center By Howard Gleckman You know the old joke: An economist and a seaman are stranded on a desert island with only canned food to eat. But they have no way to open the containers. “What do … Continue reading

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Tax Break Under the AHCA — The Middle Class Gets on Average $300

New CBO AHCA Score Confirms What We Already Knew Tax Policy Center by Mark J. Mazur Meet the new estimate of the American Health Care Act (AHCA).  It looks a lot like the old one. On May 24, the Congressional … Continue reading

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Cruelty Wrapped in a Lie

Published by The Guardian Trump’s budget: major slashes to social programs – but $1.6bn for the wall Millions of people stand to lose Medicaid access, alongside cuts to welfare and food stamps, under a proposed budget that still has numerous … Continue reading

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