Taxes
  • Is Big Government Making a Comeback?

    By Michael Rainey

    Recognizing a growing hostility toward major social welfare programs, President Bill Clinton famously announced that “the era of big government is over” back in 1996. Twenty years later, Democratic...

  • FILE PHOTO: U.S. Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden campaigns for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination in Pittsburgh

    Democrats More Likely to Chip Away at the GOP Tax Cuts Than Repeal Them

    By Michael Rainey

    While some Democratic presidential candidates have talked about repealing the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in full, Bloomberg’s Laura Davison says that if the balance of power in Washington shifts in 2020,...

  • Donations to Charities Drop After Trump Tax Law

    By Michael Rainey

    Americans gave less money to charity in 2018 and some experts think the GOP tax overhaul is to blame. Total donations fell 1.7% in inflation-adjusted terms to $427.7 billion last year, according to...

  • Corporate Tax Receipts Continue Their Slide

    By The Fiscal Times Staff

    “Federal tax payments by big businesses are falling much faster than anticipated in the wake of Republicans’ tax cuts, providing ammunition to Democrats who are calling for corporate tax increases,”...

  • Flush with Tax Revenue, States Prepare for the Next Recession

    U.S. states got hammered by the Great Recession, but they’re now better prepared than ever for the next economic downturn, according to a report released Thursday by the National Association of State...

  • FILE PHOTO: U.S. Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden campaigns for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination in Pittsburgh

    Biden Slams Amazon as Prime Example of Broken Tax System

    By Michael Rainey

    Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden took aim Thursday at the way companies pay taxes in the U.S., citing Amazon as an exemplar of a deeply flawed system that allows billion-dollar companies...

  • U.S. President Trump celebrates with Congressional Republicans after passage of GOP tax bill at the White House in Washington

    How Washington Stopped Worrying About the Debt

    By Michael Rainey

    A major attitude shift has washed over Washington, The Wall Street Journal’s Kate Davidson and Jon Hilsenrath wrote Thursday: “Political support for taming federal debt has melted away.” Not so long...

  • 7 Ways to Fix America’s Fiscal Mess

    Tackling the $22 trillion national debt can be done in very different ways. Underscoring that point, the Peter G. Peterson Foundation, a non-profit, non-partisan organization focused on increasing...

  • Did Corporations Really Need the Tax Cuts?

    By Michael Rainey

    Critics of the Republican tax overhaul said they while tax cuts might provide a sugar high for the economy in the short run, large corporations didn’t really need the boost since most were already in...

  • Is It Even Possible to Tax the Rich More?

    Proposals to hike taxes on the rich have long elicited a predictable response, New York Times columnist David Leonhardt writes : “It will wreck the economy.” That argument has become less common,...

  • Dem Economists Push Back Against Debt Worries

    By Michael Rainey

    Just how worried should we be about the rapidly rising national debt? Last week we told you about a budget watchdog group’s effort to raise the alarm over “debt denialism” that has taken hold in some...

  • How Dark Money Groups Overwhelmed the IRS

    By Maya Miller, ProPublica

    In the past decade, people, companies and unions have dispensed more than $1 billion in dark money, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. The very definition of that phrase, to many...

  • Three Numbers That Sum Up the GOP Tax Cuts in 2018

    By The Fiscal Times Staff

    With tax season ending this week for most Americans, Howard Gleckman of the Tax Policy Center has boiled down the effects of the new tax law for the average citizen into just a few numbers. While no...

  • A <a href="http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/business/indexes/rasmussen_consumer_index/rasmussen_consumer_index" target="_blank">recent poll</a> taken by Rasmussen found that 68 percent of Americans believe that we are actually in a recession

    Does the US Have Enough ‘Fiscal Space’ to Fight the Next Recession?

    By Michael Rainey

    One common concern about the Republican tax overhaul is that it has weakened the country’s ability to combat the next recession. Some experts worry that the tax-cut driven increase in the budget...

  • GOP Tax Overhaul Hurt the Housing Market: Fed Economists

    By Michael Rainey

    Did the 2017 tax overhaul depress the housing market in 2018? In a new research report, economists Richard Peach and Casey McQuillan at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York say there’s a good chance...

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